By Isoken ogiemwonyi
”Described as ‘Nigeria’s Secret Weapon’ by The Economist, Harambeans are young African entrepreneurial leaders who are spearheading social and business ventures across Africa, including Andela in Nigeria, Spark Schools in South Africa, and Rides for Lives in Uganda. Harambeans are also driving change within influential organizations such as the Harambe GlaxoSmithKline Fellow. The efforts of Harambeans have been recognized by Vanity Fair, McKinsey, and The Queen of the United Kingdom.”
For a long time I was of two minds about this experience – It was simultaneously rewarding and draining – but ultimately I’m grateful for the opportunity. An incredible experience, and I came away from it with some lifelong friends and an expanded global and pan-African network. It doesn’t hurt that I’m in some illustrious company as well! I enjoyed some parts more than others, and I was EXHAUSTED in the end, but I would definitely recommend applying – if you meet the criteria (the process is … lol.. the longest) but well worth it and is instructive in its own way.
Day One: Yale SOM
Day Two: Harvard
… because I endlessly enjoy playing with #VSCOCam
After a manic day with everything from an intense session with Kwami Williams of Moringa Connect to photoshoots in the FREEZING COLD. We got to let our hair down with dinner and drinks. #FunTimes
What I Wore