Kenyan Teenager Develops Human Organ-matching Mobile App

In 2014, Kenyan teenager Caroline Wambui lost her uncle after he suffered kidney failure. Nobody in her family was a match for a donation, and Kenya, like so many other African countries, lacks an official countrywide organ donor program. Organ donation has in fact become somewhat of a taboo. In the meantime, individual’s like Caroline’s… Read More Kenyan Teenager Develops Human Organ-matching Mobile App

The MIT grad building Africa’s first STEM school in Nigeria

Most graduates of the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston have their choice of six-figure-salary jobs after graduation. But for one graduate, a different calling has meant he’s sacrificed a comfortable life and taken a big risk to follow his dream: to open Africa’s first STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) school in Nigeria.… Read More The MIT grad building Africa’s first STEM school in Nigeria

Mark Zuckerberg And Priscilla Chan’s Fund Dishes out $24 Million To Train African Engineers

For its first lead investment, Mark Zuckerberg and Dr. Priscilla Chan’s social issues-minded fund is looking to help startup Andela train more engineers in Africa to get tech jobs. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is leading a new $24 million Series B round of funding into Andela, the first lead investment for the fund set up… Read More Mark Zuckerberg And Priscilla Chan’s Fund Dishes out $24 Million To Train African Engineers