My Green Home wins YouthConnekt Africa Green Growth Innovation Award My Green Home, an innovative social enterprise that addresses the challenges of urban waste management, has won the 2018 YouthConnekt Africa Green Growth Innovation Award. The award of $5,000 was presented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environemnt, Fatina Mukarubibi, to the Co-founder
GEM/Kepler graduate and entrepreneur Yvette Ishimwe turns Rwanda’s water challenge into a social entrepreneurship opportunity
More than 2 billion people around the world lack access to clean driving water. Yvette Ishimwe is a 22-year-old entrepreneur and a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University’s Global Education Movement (GEM) Program, in partnership with Kepler. Yvette has turned Rwanda’s water challenge into a business opportunity to benefit the poor. Her team of workers
Passionate about working with the community and naturally entrepreneurial, Rosine uses empathy to generate practical solutions to the challenges faced by those she works with. Her interactions with farmers while working as a sales officer for a solar lighting company in her second year at SNHU/Kepler inspired her to create a new automated irrigation solution.
Aimee was born in Kiziba Camp in 1998. Her parents are from DRC, and arrived at Kiziba in 1997 after a long journey – made while her mother was pregnant. Aimee started her SNHU degree in 2017. This interview took place during the bridge phase, before beginning her degree. I started in nursery school and
Joel Mugisha, SNHU student at Kiziba Refugee Camp, Rwanda, January 19, 2018Joel was born in Kiziba Camp in 1997. His parents are from Congo, and arrived at Kiziba in 1996. After completing primary and ordinary school in Kiziba and advanced school outside the camp, Joel started his SNHU degree in 2017. This interview took place
Yvette says she always dreamed about obtaining a degree that would prepare her “for the reality of the workplace.
Sanky is from the Democratic Republic of Congo and has been living in the Dzaleka Refugee camp in Malawi for over 10 years. He received his diploma (45 credits) from Regis University, where he focused on social work. Sanky is planning on shifting his studies from social work over to business once he starts his
Eugenie seized the opportunity to show her talents at when SNHU opened the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree.
Sadiki was accepted in the first cohort of students when SNHU opened the campus in Kiziba Refugee Camp.