Monday, February 8, 2016

2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley

The 7th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) will be held in Silicon Valley (the San Francisco Bay Area, California) on June 22-24, 2016. This strategic location highlights the important role that entrepreneurship plays in the U.S. economy, and also provides a unique platform to connect global entrepreneurs with prominent investors and mentors.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Nehemiah Danjuma (Nigeria)

“To inspire every deaf student to think, to learn, to achieve, to care” is not only the ambition of the K-12 school for the deaf YES November Student; Nehemiah Danjuma (Nigeria) attends, but it is his mission as well; dedicating most of his almost 30 volunteer hours to the goal.

Nehemiah is a role model for the school’s motto. As a member of Junior NAD (National Association for the Deaf), he participates in weekly meetings to discuss issues and solutions related to school academics, finance, and events, building his leadership skills to one day become a future leader and advocate in the deaf and hard of hearing community.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Art is Big Business

“There is no bad art because art affects us differently,” said Nduwhite Ndubisi in a message to young artists at the U.S. Embassy’s monthly International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) alumni mentoring program that occurred in September.  With the topic of mentoring young artists and creative entrepreneurship, the event exposed budding business owners to the opportunities that abound in the visual arts world.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Leading For Change

“From today, begin to prepare yourself as if you are going to be President in 2019.”  This was the challenge by International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) alumnus Olarenwajo Osho to his audience while speaking at the IVLP monthly mentoring series at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

How Can We Call Ourselves Civilized While Women Are Victims of Barbarity?

 By US Secretary of State John Kerry and UK Foreign  Secretary Philip Hammond

Women and Children Rescued by Nigerian Soldiers from Boko Haram
 extremists Arrive at Military Office in Maiduguri, northern Nigeria.
The abhorrent sexual violence waged by groups such as Isis and Boko Haram must be countered by governments and at local levels.
In Syria and Iraq, Isis terrorists have turned kidnapping and the sale of women and girls into recruitment and fundraising tools. Thousands of women have been enslaved and raped. In Somalia and Nigeria, terrorists have abducted scores of young women to force them into sham “marriages” characterized by degradation and abuse.
These practices are a stain on the conscience of the world. Sexual abuse is not a legitimate tactic of conflict or war. Women and girls are not slaves to be awarded to terrorist fighters. And mislabeling this abuse as “marriage” does not alter the reality that rape is rape and rape is wrong.