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Power Learn Project  Names New Board Focused on Empowering Africa’s Tech Talent

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Power Learn Project (PLP), a pan-African social impact organization, today announced the appointment of its new Board of Trustees, led by Nadia Ahmed Abdalla, the former youngest Deputy Minister (CAS) of ICT and Youth.

This esteemed group embodies the dynamic and forward-thinking spirit of PLP.  By working collaboratively with the PLP management team, they will guide the organization towards ambitious goals, including impacting the lives of 15,000 individuals through tech scholarships in 2024.

“It’s certainly refreshing to welcome our new board of trustees, and we look forward to the transformative potential ahead. Africa is a vibrant hub of tech innovation, and PLP is committed to empowering the next generation of developers equipped to tackle Africa’s most pressing challenges—from climate change, food security, healthcare, and financial inclusion,” stated Sasaki Kenji, Chair of the Governing Council, philanthropist, renowned entrepreneur, and PLP benefactor.

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Nadia is joined on the board by seasoned professionals: Serah Katusya, CEO of Belva Digital; Martin Ndlovu, Chief Growth Officer of Gebeya; Anthony Muiyuro, Partner at Deloitte; and Wakiuru Njuguna, Managing Partner of HEVA Fund.

“I’m incredibly excited about this appointment.  Youth empowerment has always been a core value for me.  Throughout my career, I’ve seen firsthand the transformative power of equipping young people with the skills and knowledge to succeed.  PLP’s mission to empower a generation of tech-savvy African youth perfectly aligns with my values and vision for the continent’s future.” stated Nadia Abdalla.

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Her appointment marks a milestone for PLP, showcasing the organization’s dedication to diversity, empowerment, and Pan-Africanism. As a young female leader from a minority background, Nadia brings unique insight and commitment to PLP’s mission.

PLP further strengthens its leadership team by welcoming Morris Mwangi as Director of Finance and administration. He brings his exemplary financial management and strategic planning skills. Albert Kimani, Director of Programs and Strategy, is known for his innovative approach to developing impactful initiatives and designing programs that address the needs of the beneficiaries.

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In a strategic shift, PLP also announced the conclusion of its partnership with Adanian Labs. This move aligns with PLP’s focus on Kenya, Tanzania, and Nigeria, where the organization will intensify its efforts. Dedicated Country Managers will lead this regional push. This focus on in-country leadership strengthens PLP’s ability to address the specific needs of each market and cultivate a robust tech talent pool within these high-growth economies.

According to the organizations latest impact report, PLP has empowered over 7,000 graduates across five African countries. The program’s success is particularly evident in its focus on e-commerce solutions.  A remarkable 1,300 graduates have completed projects within this sector, demonstrating the growing demand for digitally savvy professionals who can navigate the online marketplace.

“At Power Learn Project, we’re igniting Africa’s tech revolution! We don’t just train the continent’s youth; we advocate for policies that empower them to turn their skills into success stories. Our mission? To build a generation of job-ready tech experts who can compete on the global stage and drive Africa’s economic future.” said Mumbi Ndung’u, Executive Director of Power Learn Project.

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James Musoba
James Musoba
Studying Africa's startup and technology scene. I always look forward to discovering new exciting inventions and vibrant entrepreneurs.

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