Scholars’ Voices

Scholars and alumni have powerful stories of resilience and impact. We want to hear their stories, listen to what is important to them and their communities, and support their ideas to help create positive change. At the 2022 Baobab Summit in Kigali, Rwanda, we asked Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Alumni to share their thoughts on topics where they are focusing their attention.

Mary Adeoye

Towards Resilient Health Systems – What Should Countries Do?

The University of Edinburgh Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program alumni Mary Adeoye was a roving reporter and participant in many breakout sessions. One session that resonated with her was a conversation on developing resilient healthcare systems. We asked Mary to share her thoughts on the topic and tell her story.

Read More of Mary's Position on Resilient Healthcare Systems

A Woman’s Journey into Agriculture

EARTH University Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program alumni, Lynda Alvarado, tells her story about her path to agriculture. Here is Lynda’s journey in her own words.

Read Lynda's Story

The Elephant in the Room

At the Summit, Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program alumni, Bior Ajak, from McGill University presented a spoken word reflection on the importance of education, which had the audience cheering in their seats. Access to education transformed his future and his words speak of a bright future for generations to come.

Read Bior's Compelling Poem
Victorine Vondee at 2022 Baobab Summit

An Inclusive Education in a Post-Covid Era

Alumni Victorine Vondee tells us what her country, Ghana, needs for education in a post-Covid era.

Read About an Inclusive Education Post-Covid

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