Education
About

Education leads to opportunity. Providing access to education, enhancing delivery of education, and ensuring the strength of different types of education - including elementary, secondary, post-secondary, and vocational - are crucial goals. Given food, water, and shelter, people can survive; given a basic job, they can live; given knowledge, they can grow and lift themselves and their families up to the next level.

Education leads to opportunity. Providing access to education, enhancing delivery of education, and ensuring the strength of different types of education - including elementary, secondary, post-secondary, and vocational - are crucial goals. Given food, water, and shelter, people can survive; given a basic job, they can live; given knowledge, they can grow and lift themselves and their families up to the next level.

Susan Hilda Lokolimoe

Susan studies Social work and Social administration at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. She co-founded Girls Alive Uganda with classmates Suzan Mutoni and Marion Apio to address the lack of sanitary materials for vulnerable girls in Tororo District, Uganda.

Suzan Mutoni

Suzan is an undergraduate student of Environmental Health Sciences at Makerere University School of Public Health. She is the Project coordinator of the Girls Alive Project, an initiative that breaks the major barrier to girl child education through making reusable sanitary towels and teaching menstrual hygiene. She is also the head of the Public Health Department of the BRAC Scholars’ alumni. A platform that was created to establish give back avenues through which students can solve pressing health challenges in their home areas.

Oluwafolajimi Adesanya

Folajimi Adesanya is a Medical Doctor in training and a Policy Enthusiast who believes in the potential of young Nigerians like himself in being catalysts of positive transformation in the African society. He has over three years of experience in Mentorship, Capacity Building, Libertarian Movement and as a Social Entrepreneur. He is the Founder/Chief Administrator of The Panacea Project, an organization that is committed to identifying societal problems to the end of proferring workable solutions to these problems.

Clean City Initiative

The Clean City Initiative is an innovative intervention that aims to redefine the plastic waste disposal system in the Ibadan metropolis by creating value and wealth from plastic waste and in so doing, empowering the people of Ibadan to create a better future for themselves and for the environment.

Claudia Saavedra

Claudia and her family moved from Chile to the United States in hopes for a better life to achieve the American Dream. Her strong work ethic led her to graduate at the top of her high school class, which qualified her for the NJ Stars scholarship and provided her the opportunity to attend community college for free as a first-generation college student. She currently holds an Associates degree from County College of Morris in Public Administration with honors. At the age of 20, she was elected to serve on the Board of Trustees at County College of Morris as the Alumni Trustee.

FlairNow

Claudia Saavedra is launching Flair Now in Newark, NJ to make college access feasible and relatable through the use of a mobile and web app that provides personalized mentoring to increase college access one click at a time.

Edwin de Wit

Edwin de Wit is an Industrial Design Engineering student at The Hague University in his last year of obtaining BSc. As a designer he focusses on creating pragmatic solutions to solving societal issues and benefit people’s lives. He is driven by the need to grow and improve. Edwin acquires satisfaction working towards, and achieving, an end goal. He particularly is drawn to the field of health care and enjoys improving his own physical health through fitness. In the Netherlands he is working on an improved online environment for communication within the national medical care system.

Heather Weller

Heather is a second-year at the University of Chicago majoring in Public Policy and minoring in Human Rights. Heather is the founder and COO of a nonprofit called “Thank a Veteran” that aims to thank our veterans, soldiers, and their families. In addition, she works in a diverse classroom in Chicago through the Neighborhood Schools Program.

Brittney Dorton

Brittney Dorton is currently a third-year college student at the University of Chicago where she studies Comparative Human Development and Human Rights. She is one of the co-founders of 4B: Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges, where she serves as the Research and Advocacy Chair. Extremely passionate about human rights, Brittney has been active in disability rights advocacy for the last four years, and is currently the president of UChicago’s Organization of Students with Disabilities.

Kristen Busch

Kristen is a second year at the University of Chicago, majoring in Economics with a specialization in Data Science. She formed 4B with two other UChicago undergrads to empower students, families, and educators to navigate Chicago Public Schools special education programs. Kristen has been involved with disability rights and advocacy for nine years. She’s taught at a pre-school for children with disabilities, served on the Minnesota Special Olympics Student Board of Directors, and currently assists a UChicago professor with research on the deaf community in India.