After completing their exchange programs, exchange program participants are making a difference in their communities in many areas, and especially as entrepreneurs and innovators! Learn more about — and get inspired — by their stories.
Adulai Barry and InnovaLab
MWF alumnus used his exchange experience and connections to expand opportunities for young entrepreneurs and social innovators in Guinea-Bissau.
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Eleanor Jones, one of the U.S. Students involved in the Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) at St. Mary's college in 2014, talks about her experience helping women from Jordan develop SheCab; a woman owned cab company in Jordan.
“In the age of technology, the playing field has been leveled,” says Florence Toffa, CEO of Mobile Web Ghana and Mandela Washington Fellow alumna.
Nguyen Minh Chau may be 3 feet 11 inches tall but she is a powerhouse for advocacy in disability rights in Vietnam and across the globe, promoting inclusion and empowering persons with disabilities.
Exchange alumna Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin from Nigeria teaches girls how to code and inspires them to believe that the sky is the limit.
Alpha Bacar Barry, Exchange Alumni Member of the Month, September 2015
Fresh from his Young African Leaders Initiative experience, Alpha Bacar started Jatropha, a microfinance organization focusing on women’s empowerment, which was also the first business incubator created in Guinea.

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