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Social change advocates feature on Glo-powered African Voices


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African Voices Changemakers, Cable News Network (CNN) magazine programme, has celebrated the achievements of two change advocates.

Telecommunications company, Globacom, which sponsors the programme, disclosed that the duo of Kennedy Odede, a Kenyan social entrepreneur and advocate for free education for slum dwellers and Stephen Asante, a mental health and welfare campaigner will be live on the 30-minute broadcast.


Thirty-seven-year-old Odede is an award-winning multi-linguist who is well versed in five languages aside the official English language spoken in his country. The Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) organization was founded by him for the purpose of providing clean water and healthcare to slum dwellers in Kenya where he also ensures the education of girls as well as the empowerment of small scale business people.

Odede resides in the United States of America where he is a Young Global Leader (YGL) at the World Economic Forum and an Obama Foundation Africa Leader. A New York Times Bestselling author and winner of 2010 Echoing Green Fellowship, he was adjudged one of Forbes’ Under-30 Top Social Entrepreneurs in 2014.

Similarly, Asante plies his trade as a promoter of sufferers of mental health challenges through an Accra, Ghana-based non-governmental organization known as the Mental Health Advocacy Foundation.

This non-profit group enjoys the support of the government of Ghana and local organisations in the provision of care for mental health patients and their loved ones. He also applies the foundation to the eradication of the social stigma associated with mental challenges.

African Voices ChangeMakers will be on DSTV Channel 401 at 9.30 a.m. on Saturday, with repeat editions on Saturday at 12 noon; on Sunday at 4.30 a.m., 7.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. and at 1.30 a.m. on Monday.


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