2018 Fellowship Alumna Angélique Ingabire from Rwanda has dedicated much of her professional life to empowering young women and girls and fighting for gender equality. She works for a local nonprofit organization, committed to supporting young women through a variety of projects and facilitates projects related to socio-economic empowerment.
In addition to her work, Angélique spearheaded Play Grow, a mentorship initiative to engage with young women and focus discussions on topics that are not typically spoken about between young girls and their families, such as sexual health. Play Grow mentors help inform young girls on these important topics and give them the tools they need to initiate a similar conversation with their family members.
Learn more about Angélique and her work in this YALI Network interview.