A truly thriving world is one where the benefits of the web are fully embraced. These young innovators have fully embraced the possibilities that the web provides, and have lead the change across the digital job market, educational field, and more.
Read about how these One Young World Ambassadors are using the web for good:
Nelson Kwaje, Kenya
Nelson founded WEB 4 ALL Ltd, an ICT company that provides innovative ICT solutions with the aim of bridging the literacy gap and building sustainable ICT4D Solutions. He is also the Director of Programs at #DefyHateNow movement, working to build bridges across views. At the onset of the pandemic, he began tackling misinformation on COVID-19 through a platform that went viral.
Aminka Belvitt, Canada
Aminka uses the web to create equitable solutions for underprivileged populations. She is the CEO of Wofemtech Solutions Inc. and the Founder & CEO of The ForUsGirls Foundation. She strives to empower entrepreneurial women, promote innovation and creativity and elect more people into public office through these tech initiatives.
Ilana Milkes, Colombia
Ilana founded World Tech Makers, a company that offers omnichannel technological training, both on-site and online. They are made up of a team of pioneers in technology and disruptive education, and work to match prospective employees with their network of world class employers.
James Chege, Kenya
James co-founded Usalama Technology Ltd., the parent company of Usalama Application, which links users to emergency services via web back end and android agent app. Usalama runs a COVID-19 project to provide health info, and to help organisations better manage social distancing, bookings etc via their software.
The organisation has now became Usalama Tech Group., a world class IT company that innovates software solutions to societal problems and also build software from the ground-up, of which James is the Marketing Director.
Abeer Abu Ghaith, Palestine
Abeer is known as a trailblazer for women and young people in the Middle East- a tireless and innovative social entrepreneur, and an international businesswoman before the age of 30. Abeer grew up in a Palestinian refugee camp and while she graduated with honors she was unable to find her first career steps. It was then that she decided to launch her own company, MENA Alliances. Abeer’s company has trained more than 3,000 women and young people and created more than 700 job opportunities for people in disadvantaged communities by connecting global companies with top professionals from the Middle East and North Africa region remotely.