Our Moon impacts our students by developing their analytical thinking skills and confidence to make critical decisions.
Through their community projects and education, we help them understand their responsibilities to impact society so that they become a generation of ethical leaders that helps society face its problems and implement solutions.
All the Young Leaders who have graduated from our programme in 2018 or earlier are in university. Our students are studying at institutions in the UK, North America and across Africa.
Ambassadors of Social Change
Direct & indirect beneficiaries
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Our students are studying at the following institutions:
- University of British Columbia (Canada)
- University of California – Berkeley campus (USA)
- Swarthmore College (USA)
- Smith College (USA)
- Columbia University (USA)
- University of Edinburgh (UK)
- Ashesi University College (Ghana)
- Ashoka University (India).
- University of Zambia (Zambia)
Our scholars graduate and progress to early leadership roles. Our experience shows that drop-out rates at university are very low – roughly 1 in 70. Most graduate with outstanding grades. They go on to Master’s and PhD programmes or directly into work. Many stay in their country of study for an internship, though the majority intend to return home or work for the betterment of their continent.
Helen’s dissertation research was on this very subject. You can find a copy here.
Our Moon also makes an impact in the community where we work, skilling up local youth and giving them work – carpentry, brick making and laying, use of tools – so that they can develop our site.
Our students volunteer several times a week within our local community. They may choose to volunteer in areas including:
- Tutoring children and young people
- Agriculture and gardening
- Waste management
- COVID-19 sensitisation.
“I didn’t ever think I would have the confidence to speak in public, but I tried and found I could. I even found I was quite good at it. Thank you, Our Moon, for giving me this opportunity”.
Richard, attendee at student selection
“I am living my own dream. My ambition is to give a voice to the women in my society.”
“My hope is that I will be able to drive through sound and ethical policies that better our country.”