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Recent Highlights

The Educate! Experience named a 2015 WISE Awards Finalist project

The Educate! Experience is one of fifteen projects chosen by WISE for providing compelling and innovative solutions to today’s most pressing challenges in education.


Educate! Highlighted as Case Study in R4D Report and Article "Bridging the job skills gap around the developing world," The Washington Post. 

Developing employment skills such as communication, relationship-building, and problem-solving is essential in helping millions of unemployed youth globally, according to a Washington, D.C.-based international development organization that works to help overcome challenges facing people in low- and middle-income countries.


James K. Arinaitwe, Educate! Team Member, writes New York Times Op-Ed, "Uganda's Ticking Bomb," May 2014. 

In March, the United States sent 150 Air Force Special Operations forces along with military aircraft to Uganda to help capture Joseph Kony, whose Lord’s Resistance Army has terrorized the country for decades. 

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Educate! Highlighted in "How to Assess a Social Enterprise," The Huffington Post by Hila Mehr. 

A friend transitioning from the corporate world to the social enterprise space recently asked me how to assess a social enterprise. How do we really know when an organization is doing quality work we should rally behind and having a real, positive impact, versus just...


Otim Gerald, Educate! Staff Member, Selected For Third Cohort of Acumen East Africa Fellows, February 2014, Acumen Blog.

Acumen is proud to announce the selection of our third cohort of East Africa Fellows. After a competitive selection process, we’ve chosen are a diverse group of 22 inspiring individuals who are fighting poverty and changing lives of people all over East Africa.


Educate! Co-Founders Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List, January 2014, Forbes.

Through Educate!, cofounders Boris Bulayev, Eric Glustrom, and Angelica Towne are transforming Uganda's education system by partnering with locals schools to provide a two-year social entrepreneurship program for 16- to 18-year-olds. The goal: ditching rote memorization in favor of leadership development. In 2013 the organization reached 8,000 students and brought its entrepreneurship course to 25,000 students by integrating into Uganda's national curriculum.

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Govt Changes Examination Format for S.6 Candidates, June 26, 2013, Daily Monitor. 

Kampala. Senior Six candidates offering Entrepreneurship and Fine Arts will this year see a new question setting format, which has seen some papers scrapped and others merged. Under Entrepreneurship, candidates will do three papers not two as has been the case in the past. 

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Past Highlights

Budding leaders. Gauri Rane & Karishma Venkateswaran. December 2013. DNA India.

Educate! Curriculum Highlighted for being more relevant, Summer 2013, New Vision. Full article. Clip on Educate!.  

Applause Africa, May 2013, Educate!’s Solomon Kayiwa a winner of Youth Network Design Contest Workshop.

Meet Uganda’s Future: Educate! Entrepreneurs. May 28, 2013. Africans in the Diaspora.

Forbes Magazine, December 18, 2012, Educate! Co-Founders Selected for Forbes’ 30 Under 30.

Ashoka Press Alert, August 14, 2012, Social Entrepreneur from Uganda Wins Prestigious Global Fellowship.

Ashoka, July 26, 2012, Ashoka Fellowship.

Wandering Educators, March 28, 2012, Curriculum Launches into National Education System of Uganda.

Echoing Green, March 24, 2012, How to Reach 45,000 Young People.

Christian Science Monitor, March 16, 2012, Educate! Mentor: Why give celebrity status to a killer?

DW Akademie, March 15, 2012, African Stories: different countries but facing similar challenges.

KGNU Radio, February 29, 2012, Educate! Updates., February 28, 2012, Educate!’s 3rd Annual Ball for the Future of Africa.

Inside Higher Ed, January 31, 2012, Social Justice Revival.

Care2 E-newsletter, January 20, 2012, Educate! Preparing Uganda’s next Generation of Leaders.

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