“Everything Africa Needs Is Already Here”–African Entrepreneur Collective

“Everything Africa Needs Is Already Here”–African Entrepreneur Collective

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   By Suzanne Skees, Founder and Board Chair        Editor’s notes: Happy 5th anniversary to African Entrepreneur Collective (AEC)! It’s an honor to partner, almost since their launch, with a social enterprise that’s made such a...Read more
Students Escape Violence in Burundi at Akilah’s Rwanda Campus

Students Escape Violence in Burundi at Akilah’s Rwanda Campus

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As the conflict in Burundi continues, 45 students at Akilah Institute for Women may have the opportunity to continue their studies in Rwanda.    By Suzanne Skees for Skees Family Foundation As you may know, the nation of Burundi has recently fallen into chaos...Read more
Graduating Women Leaders for Today and Tomorrow in East Africa: Akilah Institute

Graduating Women Leaders for Today and Tomorrow in East Africa: Akilah Institute

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The Skees Family Foundation is a proud supporter of the Akilah Institute for Women, the first junior college for women in Rwanda and Burundi. We’re deeply impressed with their model of coupling higher education with job placement. This year marks the third...Read more
From Scarcity to Possibility through Jobs

From Scarcity to Possibility through Jobs

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Editor’s Note: Jibu supports entrepreneurs in East Africa to provide pure drinking water to their communities through a profitable franchise model. By providing equipment, training, financing, and “business in a box”, Jibu helps aspiring entrepreneurs like...Read more
Finding Oneself through the Power of Storytelling: Resonate Workshops

Finding Oneself through the Power of Storytelling: Resonate Workshops

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Editor’s note: The founder of Resonate, an organization focused on catalyzing women’s leadership, describes how storytelling can be used as a powerful tool to help women build confidence, increase their sense of identity, and connect with other women.    By...Read more