Equality & Empowerment
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The strongest communities are those that give equal opportunity and voice to all members. Dedicated to this philosophy, Resolution Fellows are empowering people around the world with education, opportunities, and confidence that they have an equal say in their lives and their communities.

The strongest communities are those that give equal opportunity and voice to all members. Dedicated to this philosophy, Resolution Fellows are empowering people around the world with education, opportunities, and confidence that they have an equal say in their lives and their communities.

Yvette Abizeyimana

Yvette Abizeyimana is a MasterCard Foundation Scholar in her first-year at EARTH University pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science and Natural Resource Management. She became a Resolution fellowship winner in June of 2017 at Johannesburg, South Africa. She is the co-founder of Rwanda Youth Initiative for Agricultural Transformation (RYIAT). She is also the founder of Mukobwa Ivugire “girl speak for yourself”, an organization that aims at empowering teenage girls through awareness of early pregnancy prevention and molding them into creative and innovative businesspeople.

Gerard Ndayishimiye

Gerard Ndayishimiye is a Rwandan, studying agricultural science and natural resource management at EARTH University in Costa Rica, expected to have his first undergraduate bachelor’s degree in December 2017. From September to December of 2016, he worked with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) as an intern in Tanzania. He is the founder of a debate group that collaborates with the university to solve students’ problems through constructive discussion at EARTH University.

Kawsar Muuse

Kawsar Muuse is psychology major student at the American University of Beirut. Muuse is from Somaliland, a country which is a self-declared state but international not recognize yet. Muuse is a humanitarian activist and entrepreneur who wants to lift needy people in her community. After her graduation, Muuse worked with two organization, Taakulo Somaliland Community and Abaarso School of Science and Technology. In addition, Muuse started a campaign called Make an Orphan Happy and Belonged, which organizes fun days for orphans in her village twice a year.

Ubah Ali

Ubah Ali is social activist and feminist from Somaliland, an internationally unrecognized country. She graduated from Abaarso School 2015, Miss Hall's 2016, and currently doing her Bachelor degree in Politics and Human Rights at American University of Beirut. At the age of 18, Ali has started her own organization in 2015 called Rajo:Hope for Somaliland Community, which educates orphans and Somali unprivileged students.

Claudette Igiraneza

Claudette Igiraneza,22, is a young Rwandan social activist and social entrepreneur. Claudette is a graduate of Bridge2Rwanda, a highly competitive gap year program that assists talented African students attend international colleges and return to lead their country. Claudette is currently in her 3rd year pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Environmental health and doing minors in public health and anthropology at the American University of Beirut.

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.

Marion Apio

Marion Apio has always had a desire to help young people and one of the ways she could do it, was by providing sanitary towels, an essential tool to the girl child education. Marion Apio hails from Tororo District in the Eastern Region of Uganda. She is the C. E. O of Girls Alive Uganda (GAUP), a youth led project that aims at making and distributing reusable sanitary towels to the vulnerable girls in her community. She is a Mastercard Foundation Scholar at Makerere University, studying a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communication.

Girls Alive Uganda

Girls Alive Uganda aims to address the lack of sanitary materials for vulnerable girls in Tororo District, Uganda. The project will produce and distribute affordable sanitary pads to reduce high rates of menstrual-related school absenteeism, which remains a key barrier to girls’ education in Uganda.