YALI Alumna Encourages Women in Zimbabwe to be Active in Their Communities

Grace Chirenje

Alumni Story
Founder and Director, Zimbabwe Young Women's Network for Peace building (ZYWNP)
Through her organization, Zimbabwe Young Women's Network for Peace Building (ZYWNP), 2011 YALI Alumna Grace Chirenje helped mobilize 500 young women through community dialogues to register to vote in 2013 elections.
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Access Student Aspires to Be the Change

Walter Morales

Alumni Story
Through the English Access Microscholarship Program, Walter Morales has had the opportunity to study English and U.S. culture in his country for the past two years
English Access Microscholarship Program Western Hemisphere
Grace Kiraguri Learns To Balance It All

Grace Kiraguri

Notable Alumni
Managing Director of Icon Sports Marketing Ltd.
In her endeavors to launch her own sports marketing firm, Grace Kiraguri of Nairobi, Kenya faced challenges that led her to discover important life lessons.
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Paying It Forward

Grace Chirumanzu

Notable Alumni
Sports Journalist
Grace Chirumanzu, a wife, mother of two, and sports journalist from Zimbabwe, grew up loving sports—playing volleyball, cricket, and soccer while in high school.
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Inspired to Volunteer and Motivated to Change

Reham Al-Eryani

Alumni Story
Graphic Designer
When Reham Al-Eryani applied to the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study program she was motivated by a desire to experience American culture first-hand.
Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study Western HemisphereUnited States
Sustaining a Healthy Future for India

Dr. Vijay Chariar

Alumni Story
Professor, IIT-Delhi
Dr. Chariar has developed a low cost waterless toilet—a massively innovative solution to India’s massive sanitation problem.
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Alumna of the Month

Wan-ju “Karen” Yu


Karen Yu has always been a strong promoter of entrepreneurship, start-ups, and creating opportunities for small businesses.

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