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 …