Students Groups and Alumnae Activities
Wesleyan students are actively engaged with Africa. Wesleyan itself plays host to African students from all over the continent. (See President Michael Roth’s post on this.) A number of Wesleyan students and recent alumni have also been active in creating an NGO, Shining Hope for Communities,which has won wide acclaim for its development of a school for girls in Kibera, Kenya.
Recently the African Students Association hosted the Africa Innovation Summit (November 2014) which featured several students and Wesleyan alumni who are working in the fields of business, education, and healthcare in Africa. Our liveblog from the event is archived here: (https://africa.blogs-staging.wesleyan.edu/student-blogs/). Photos from the event can be seen here: (http://newsletter.blogs-staging.wesleyan.edu/2014/11/10/africainnovationsummitnov7/).
The Wesleyan Argus also reported on the event: (http://wesleyanargus.com/2014/11/10/african-innovation-summit-discusses-children-business-and-healthcare/).
Alums Working in Africa
Many of our alumnae are currently working in Africa with organizations promoting social and economic development on the continent.
Check out their incredible work!
African Leadership Academy
Broad Cove Partners
Thanda & Thanda Zulu
Young Heroes Foundation