Student and Alumnae Activities

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/). 

Student Groups

African Students Association

Wesleyan Friends of Africa

WESTAND: Wesleyan Student Anti-Genocide Coalition

The Ankh

SUYA:The African Dance Troupe

Ujamaa

 

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

http://www.africanleadershipacademy.org/

Broad Cove Partners

http://www.broadcove.com/

JooMah

http://wesleying.org/tag/joomah/

https://www.joomah.com/about-us/

Hatua Likoni

http://www.hatualikoni.org/

Mali Health

http://www.malihealth.org/

Thanda & Thanda Zulu

http://thanda.org/

Young Heroes Foundation

http://www.youngheroes.org.sz/index_home.php