africa

March 24, 2018

We Are Wakanda: An Open Discussion on a Marvelous Film

“I feel like this movie was more for African Americans than Africans.” “The truth of the matter is that Wakanda represents a place where black people are celebrated.” “Wakanda is real. Much of the science we know of today, has roots in African historical practices” “Isn’t it true that colonization […]
December 21, 2017

Harvard Africa Alumni Action Forum

On August 24th and 25th,2017 African alumni of Harvard College convened in Ghana for the first ever Harvard Africa Alumni Action Forum. The forum, which had over 200 attendees, called on participants to leverage the many opportunities available on the Continent to address the challenges faced by various sectors that […]
December 5, 2016

Sharing Expertise: Mentoring Matters (Part 3) – Identify a way to track success

This is the third and final post in a three part series on mentoring.  Identify a way to track success. Remember my discussion about having 100 students paired to mentors in the first year?  Well there was another failure – After the day-long event ended, we said good-bye to the […]
December 3, 2016

Sharing Expertise: Mentoring Matters (Part 2) – Find a focus and stick to it

This is the second post in a three part series on mentoring. A major first step is to decide early on the main focus of your mentoring. At Ahaspora, “The mentoring program was launched in December 2013, and has been conducted annually for three years. We believe that with the […]
December 1, 2016

Sharing Expertise: Mentoring Matters (Part 1)

I first heard the term mentoring when I was in College in the United States… That would sound strange to some people, and yes, you’re right… because once I understood the concept I realized that I actually knew and had experienced mentoring all my life… I was reminded of the […]