Dennis Hanno

Founder and President

Dennis is the President of Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. IDEA4Africa is an extension of the work Dennis has been engaged in for almost two decades educating, mentoring and incubating young entrepreneurs who are solving problems and ultimately changing the country’s economy. Since 2000, hundreds of college and university students, alumni, staff and professors have traveled with Dennis to Sub-Saharan Africa to teach entrepreneurship to high school students, community members, and small business owners.

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Sarah Boorstyn Schwartz

Chief Operating Officer

Sarah came to IDEA4Africa after volunteering for several years to teach entrepreneurship and leadership skills in Rwanda with Dennis as part of the Babson Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy. In 2015/2016, Sarah had the opportunity to lead Babson undergraduate and graduate students, along with alumni and staff, to Tanzania to teach entrepreneurial skills to high school students and their teachers.

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Pamela Munyana

Country Director, Rwanda

Pamela was born and raised in Rwanda where she attended high school, studying Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology. After high school, she received a scholarship to pursue her college studies in the US at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. She received her bachelor’s degree from Concordia in 2015 with a double major in Global Development studies and Communication.

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Elizabeth Nakato

Country Director, Uganda

Elizabeth (Betty) Nakato earned her B.S in Business Administration from Babson College December of 2013 and moved to Boulder, CO where she spent a year working with a business accelerator program for young entrepreneur from around the globe. She focused on recruiting and partnership building with peer organizations.

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Reulinah Dzala

Rwanda Intern

Reulinah Dzala is the founder of MIMI Rwanda, an organization that focuses on bringing education to less fortunate children. Reulinah graduated from Green Hills Academy with an IB (International Baccalaureate) diploma. She later studied psychology and communications at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. Once back in Rwanda, she interned at Kigali Serena Hotels.

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Richard Ngoga

Rwanda Intern

Richard NGOGA was born and raised in RWANDA where he graduated from high school studying Mathematics, economics and geography. For the past two years he has worked as the co-founder of a HAND CRAFT AND DESIGN shop. Having recently started working with IDEA4Africa, Richard is very excited to be on the team and has a lot of passion for entrepreneurship. He is determined to deliver and scale the impact of entrepreneurship in Africa.

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Linda Nakayiwa

Uganda High Coordinator

Linda holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Development Studies from Uganda Christian University, Mukono, and a Certificate in Teacher Training by Intel Corporation. Linda comes to us from KiBO Foundation an NGO that works to empower communities through Technology, Leadership and Entrepreneurship. During her time with KiBO Linda managed different projects including Intel Corporation, She Will Connect, and the African Alliance of Young Men Christian Association.

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Aristarque (Aris) Ashige

Uganda Refugee Camp Coordinator

Growing up in the Congo, Aristarque fled violence in 2014 and joined the rest of his family in Uganda where they currently reside in the Nakivale Refugee Camp. A true entrepreneur, Aristarque is a financial knowledge activist, human rights defender, and an English teacher. Aristarque studied Law, Economics and Finance at the University of Goma (UNIGOM) in Congo. Since relocating to Uganda, he has worked and volunteered as an English and Business Education teacher with different organizations like Finnish Refugee Council, Hope for Refugee in Action, Jesuit Refugee Service, Heshima Yetu Foundation, CEPCOM Uganda, PADEAP Uganda, and Refugee Aware.

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