Awa Sillah has over eight years’ experience in youth capacity building, women empowerment, leadership development, and public-sector management. She is a senior tax audit officer at The Gambia Revenue Authority, focusing on supervising and monitoring tax audit functions for national economic growth. Awa is program coordinator for Youth Capacity Building Network in the Educational Research Network for West and Central Africa. She offers career development and counseling to community youths on entrepreneurship, productivity, and self-reliance.
Anna Karibuhoye is a graduate from Hope Africa University, Burundi. She majored in Social Work and Community Development. Prior to her graduation, she volunteered for one-and-a-half years with the Claire Foundation Burundi in project writing. She has written about different social projects on child education and agriculture. She also undertook a two-month internship at ALDP Association Burundi, where she was actively engaged in counseling in nonviolence among the youth in communities in Bujumbura. Currently Anna is volunteering in counseling street children in Makamba province.
Amanuel Lomencho has over four years’ experience in community development and medical education apart from his work as a physician. He is the founder and general manager of Emerald Medical, a firm engaged in medical education, public education and promoting healthy and environmentally friendly cities through bike diplomacy. He volunteers in Educate Underprivileged Students of Ethiopia, a non-profit organization supporting education for Ethiopian students. Amanuel holds a doctorate degree in Medicine from University of Gondar.
Submitted by erika.whitehead on Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:50am
Wednesday, February 17, 2016n the nation’s capital, George Washington and American universities ranked first and second, respectively, among mid-sized schools as top producers of Peace Corps volunteers in 2015, according to data released by the federal agency.
Submitted by erika.whitehead on Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:49am
Thursday, February 11, 2016Last night I had the great satisfaction of watching Howard University students take on the challenge of a certifiably risk-taking play—Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet—and with it showcase nine student actors.
Submitted by erika.whitehead on Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:46am
Saturday, February 6, 2016When he applied for a loan, Brandon Williams just wanted to fix up his San Diego condo. “But I had no idea it was going to be part of the Super Bowl,” says the Howard University graduate. But, that’s exactly what happened.