A remarkable social entrepreneur from Nigeria, Misan Rewane, will be on African Voices, Cable News Network’s personality programme with two other African change agents.
The magazine programme is sponsored by telecommunications giant, Globacom.
Chief Executive Officer of West Africa Vocational Education, Rewane, who was trained at Havard, has devoted his time to the reduction of youth unemployment in Nigeria; where he assists them achieve successful career progressions in their chosen fields of human endeavour by teaching them skills required of them to be integrated into the country’s employment market.
Other change agents who are going to be on the programme include founder of Fundi bots from Kampala, Uganda Solomon King Benge and Rebecca Gyumi, a Tanzanian girl-child rights’ lawyer.
Globacom noted that the three Africans have positively impacted on their communities through education and innovations.
Popular for a landmark case on child marriages which she won consequent upon a petition she filed at the High Court of Tanzania, Gyumi challenged the Tanzania Marriage Act, 1971 which legalises marriage by adolescent girls from the age of 14. This culminated in the adoption of 18 as the minimum age of marriage for boys and girls in Tanzania.
She is founder of a top Tanzanian non governmental organisation, Msichana Initiative which empowers the girl-child through education while addressing key challenges that limit the right of girls to education.
Robotics engineer, Solomon King Benge, has lent his expertise to the training of Ugandan youths in the mechanics of robots to drive home the possibility of new innovations in his home country.
Benge’s company “employs robotics training within and outside African schools to create and inspire a new generation of students and innovators who are better prepared for careers in the technology sector and who can become change-makers in their communities.”