Through their voices, art or skills, these changemakers do more than dream of a brighter future for Africa, they take steps to create it
They’re not presidents and policymakers; they’re not rich and famous … they’re ordinary men and women who do extraordinary things for one reason: to create change in their own communities.
These are people who will move mountains, rock by rock, to realize their vision for Africa. They are the real change makers – and they’re standing up to make a difference.
Aminetou Mint El Moctar
In Mauritania, Aminetou Mint El Moctar is an outspoken activist who raises taboo issues to fight for women’s rights.
Aminu Ahmed Tudun-Wada
Aminu Ahmed Tudun-Wada, who was paralyzed by polio as a child, manufactures and sells tricycles so that children with disabilities can go to schools.
Karima Grant started Senegal’s first cultural and educational hub for children, called Ker ImagiNation Afrika.
Jide Martins, CEO of Comic Republic in Nigeria, creates African superheroes to inspire children
Musu Bakoto Sawo
Widowed at 21, changemaker Musu Bakoto Sawo is a tireless women rights advocate in The Gambia
Guiella Gildas is co-founder of Ouagalab, a space for young people to access and learn about digital tools in Ouagadougou