Speak Your Mind 2021

Baobab Summit

Every year at the Baobab Summit, Mastercard Foundation Scholars have a chance to enter the Speak Your Mind contest, where they share personal insights around the theme of the Baobab Summit. This year’s reimagine theme is one that resonates strongly with Scholars.  From spoken word to speeches, from dance to videos, each piece is poignant, compelling and deeply personal. Thank you for submission.

Winners have been invited to perform their piece live at this year’s second virtual Summit.  Here are just a few.




How Changing My Attitude and Thought Patterns Created Purpose and a New Beautiful World

Mastercard Foundation Scholar Joy Birungi writes about how changing her attitude and thought patterns helped create a new, beautiful, and purposeful world. Read more>

Reimagining My Realities

“The COVID-19 pandemic has created new realities that have pushed me to reimagine my roles as a student, mother, professional, and cofounder.”  Phenny Omondi,  co-founder of Kilimo Jijini and Mastercard Foundation alum at American University of Beirut writes about how she reimagined her realities. Read more>

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