Microfinancing Women’s Empowerment in Guinea

Alpha Bacar Barry

Founder, Jatropha
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.
International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) United States
Citizen Diplomacy Beyond the Wall

Jeffery Wood

2015 Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow
United States
When Jeffrey Wood first traveled to China from Washington, D.C. as a high school student, he could not have imagined that his study abroad journey would lead to an interview with First Lady Michelle Obama.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program China
National Security Language Initiative for Youth China
Code for Bandung: Civic Engagement in the Digital Age

Pandu Kartika Putra

Student at Bandung University of Technology
During his 2009-2010 exchange, Pandu observed the benefit of active civic engagement in the United States.
Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Abroad Indonesia Western HemisphereUnited States
Peace-Building in Pakistan

Rubina Feroze Bhatti

General Secretary, Taangh Wasaib Organization
IVLP Alumna Rubina Feroze Bhatti advocates for human rights, social justice, and community service in her home country of Pakistan.
International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) United States
The Dynamic Duo from Ukraine

Viktoriya and Viktoriia Luchka and Shvydchenko

Ukrainian Youth Delegates to the United Nations General Assembly
Building from skills developed during their Global UGRAD exchanges, Viktoriya Luchka and Viktoriia Shvydchenko became the first Ukrainian Youth Delegates appointed by their government to the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) Ukraine Western HemisphereUnited States
There’s Always Hope

Al-Nasir Bellah Al-Nasiry

Founder, There's Always Hope
Iraqi Youth Leaders Exchange Program alumnus Dr. Al-Nasir Bellah Al-Nasiry chose to become an emergency room physician and work for peace since his time spent as a patient after a violent attack when he was 17.
Youth Leadership Programs Iraq Western HemisphereUnited States


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