ESEI: News & Announcements

November 2017

Student Finance Africa launches in Kenya with FSD support
Alternative-lending startup Student Finance Africa (SFA) has launched in Kenya with the financial support of FSD Kenya, providing educational loans to Moringa School and other technical programmes in Nairobi.

Prominent Liberian youth activist and writer Martin K. N. Kollie has been elected as the Deputy Chief of Secretariat of the African Youth Forum

Speaking at the start of the conference to young African leaders, Prof. Lumumba admonished young Africans to stand up for Africa by fully utilizing their energy, skills and knowledge to build a NEW AFRICA that believes in itself – An Africa that seeks economic independence.
At the end the forum, a full leadership was elected to steer the affairs of the African Youth Forum for the next one (1) year, serving the 54 African countries.

Case Study: Ifeanyi Orajaka.

Orajaka went from being a Engineering Student at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) to being the CEO of Green Village Electricity (GVE) Projects Limited and is now collaborating with organisations such as Deloiite and USAID, utilising renewable energy to tackle electricity shortages in rural Africa.

Read the full article by Bella Naija here

The Transformative Power of Africa’s Youth

The magnitude of need in Africa is great, but with a growing population of young, ethical leaders, so is the potential. By improving access to education and financial services, Africa's youngest leaders will be well positioned to help the continent achieve rapid, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth.

October 2017

Techpoint's interview with Oluwatoyin Abegunde: the wonder woman leading GE's Sub-Saharan Africa sales team 
Oluwatoyin Abegunde of GE: I was a nerd in secondary school. my key interests were in sciences and not sports. My bets subjects then - physics, chemistry, further mathematics and mathematics - were key motivators into studying chemical engineering. I chose chemical engineering because it presented me with the opportunity to work in the oil industry or industrial sector...

September 2017

Liberians Students Envisage Better Future at launch of the awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Africa Agenda 2063
Many students from various schools on the Bushrod Island gathered at the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Africa Agenda 2063. Student Grace Toe said bringing students from several schools is good because it will inform them about the plans government has for them. She added that with the right implementation of the SDGs, Liberia can have a suitable learning environment in the future...

August 2017

Ureport's interview with Fredrick Juma: a marketing student who aims to reduce youth unemployment with his new company +Africa
Fredrick Juma is passionate about empowering the youth and ensuring the unemployment margin is reduced. Borrowing from his academic journey at Strathmore School of Management and Commerce where he is in his fourth year. Fredrick, together with a group of his peers, formed a company that trains and provides the necessary skills for startups and growing entrepreneurship...

Actis, a private equity firm, is investing $275 Million to create Africa's largest university network, a major pan-African higher education initiative – Honoris United Universities.
Honoris United Universities, has brought together private universities and colleges across 48 campuses in 30 cities in Africa as it looks to cater to the continent’s rapidly growing educational needs. Honoris, already serves 27,000 students but the company expects the student population to grow to 100,000 in the next three to five years as Actis plans to acquire more institutions across the continent and grow its student base...

The best and worst time to look for a job in South Africa
As January’s New Year sets in, many job seekers try to live up to their resolutions and find their dream job. Despite the idea that new jobs open up in the New Year, there was a general decline in advertised vacancies during the month of January, dropping some 2% compared to the amount jobs posted in December 2016...