Facebook has announced the names of 116 people worldwide who have been selected to join the Facebook Community Leadership Program. Around a dozen African community leaders have been selected to become program residents and fellows.  The five (5) participants selected  as community leaders in residence, each will be awarded up to $1,000,000 to fund their community initiative. The final amount received will be determined based on final budget proposal created and submitted by each resident as part of their program training.

Fellows from Africa include:

  • Felista Wangari, 52-Week Savings Challenge (Kenya)
  • Pamellah Oduor, Let’s Cook Kenyan Meals (Kenya)
  • Asha Mweru, #WomenWorkKE (Kenya)
  • Caroline Kihusa, Still A Mum (Kenya)
  • Truphosah Monah, Women And Realities of Disability Society (Kenya)
  • Anike Lawal, Mamalette (Nigeria)
  • Mamadou Sy, Docteur Nakamou (Senegal)
  • Gabriel Hoosain Khan, LGBTI community, Human Rights (South Africa)
  • Lusanda Magwape, Dream Factory Foundation (South Africa)
  • Nadine Maselle. Salt River High Tutoring (South Africa)
  • Savio Lule Mark, The Youth Hub Uganda (Uganda)

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