Youth Leader Spotlight: Eric Worlawoe GABA

Eric Worlawoe Gaba is my name. A 25-year-old enthusiastic and affable young man who is generous with his smiles. I come from a family of 8; a dad, a mom, two step-moms, and three siblings. I am passionate about true education. I have realized that the true value for education lies in equipping people to think critically and objectively about …

The Kectil Program highlights The Peace and Collaborative Development Network (PCDN)

The Kectil Program is pleased to spotlight “PCDN 3.0”, which was created to provide a web-based site for the global social change community, connecting over 37,000 individuals/organizations engaged in social entrepreneurship, development peacebuilding and related fields. Since its founding PCDN has had over 5,000,000 visitors and 22,000,000 page views. PCDN 3.0 provides a daily digest with new and key opportunities, video and audio chat, …

The Kectil Program Collaborates with Ongoza Youth Organization

The Kectil Program is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Ongoza Youth organization (www.ongozayouth.org), located in Nairobi, Nakuku and Migori Kenya. The goal of Ongoza is to inspire disenfranchised youth to realize economic freedom and to positively contribute to society. Ongoza trains and mentors youth to grow their enterprises and social consciousness to make a difference in their communities.

The Kectil Program Collaborates With The Gauteng Tshepo 500,000

The Kectil Program is very pleased to announce that it is collaborating with The Gauteng Tshepo 500,000 (www.tshepo500ktshwane.co.za), which is an employment creation and entrepreneurship development program in Gauteng Province, South Africa.  The organization is charged with the goal to train, provide skills to and mentor 500,000 underprivileged youth through a set of projects aimed at empowering them by giving …

The Kectil Program Highlighted in WIPO Magazine

We are very pleased to announce that The Kectil Program has been highlighted in the August issue of WIPO Magazine. WIPO is the World Intellectual Property Organization, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, which is an agency of the United Nations.  The Kectil Program is on the cover and in an article starting on page 36.  WIPO Magazine is published in three …

The Kectil Program partners with the Brightest Young Minds organization in Africa

July 22, 2016 –    Sherry Knowles, founder of The Kectil Program, met with Dhiren Govender, CEO of Brightest Young Minds in Africa last week to discuss how the two organizations can collaborate to create synergies in their programs to benefit potential youth leaders in developing countries. Brightest Young Minds has a goal to identify, connect and mobilize Africa’s most …

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Knowles Attends Gates’ Lecture

July 17, 2016:  Sherry Knowles, Founder of The Kectil Program, attends the 14th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture presented by Bill Gates. Ms. Knowles had the honor of joining the celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela at the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture presented by Bill Gates at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Ms. Knowles attended the event with Advisory …

Kectil Announces DCYL Conference will be held at Emory University, Altanta USA.

The Kectil Program is greatly pleased to announce that the August 2017 Global Youth Leadership Conference will be held on the beautiful campus of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, one of the top-ranked universities in the world. Emory University, a private university founded in 1836, is ranked 21st among the top universities in the United States, and in 2016 has …

Youth Leader Spotlight: Mahri Batyrova

Our first Spotlight is on Mahri Batyrova, a 22-year old youth from Mary, Turkmenistan, which is in Central Asia. Mahri is a smart talented woman who is dedicated to pursuing educational, charitable and leadership skills to make a positive difference in her community and internationally. Mary, Turkmenistan is in the Karakum Desert on the Murghab River. It has a population …