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Affordable, Organic Fertilizer Championed by Zimbabwean Youth

Posted: 25 June 2018

Kenyan Mobile App Could Save Tea Farmers Billions of Shillings

A 23-year-old Kenyan youth has developed a mobile phone application that will save Kenyan tea farmers over 33 million shillings (USD$330,000) per month.

Posted: 19 June 2018

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African Women on Top

TORONTO – Africa has a long history of female leadership. Yet leadership can be a challenging aspiration for the continent’s young women, owing to enduring barriers to success. If Africa — and Africa’s women — is to meet its potential,…

Posted: 08 March 2018

U.S. Colleges Must Take the Lead to Reject Trump’s Immigration Ban

A young woman smiles, her dark eyes shining with excitement as she holds in her hands a flag from Wellesley College in the United States – an emblem of the next chapter of the 19-year-old’s life.

Posted: 08 March 2017

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“Inclusion is Not an End in Itself”: Takeaways from SoFI2016

For the past four years, The MasterCard Foundation has convened its Symposium on Financial Inclusion, and every year we have helped to move the needle toward greater inclusion for Africa’s poorest people.

Posted: 17 November 2016

Reeta Roy’s Ripple Effect

The Toronto Star's profile of MasterCard Foundation CEO, Reeta Roy.

Posted: 10 May 2016

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Clients at the Centre of Financial Inclusion Efforts

Financial inclusion for all by 2020 can only be achieved if financial service organizations do more to focus on the needs and expectations of the two billion people in the world currently excluded from the formal financial system. At the…

Posted: 30 November 2015

Bringing Employers into the Classroom will Solve Youth Unemployment

A lot more work needs to be done to bring employers into the classroom so there is a clearer understanding of the skills needed in the market.

Posted: 20 August 2014

How Will African Philanthropy Serve Young People?

In an article published today in Forbes and Skoll World Forum, Foundation President and CEO Reeta Roy addresses how African philanthropy will serve young people.

Posted: 21 February 2014