By Dennis Hanno, Ph. D. President, Wheaton College
Monday, March 23, 2015 1:30 - 3:00 pm Hindle Auditorium, Wheaton College
Some parts of the African continent have enjoyed unprecedented economic growth in recent years, yet progress has not uniformly benefited all segments of the population. In particular, many of Africa’s youth experience the frustration of not being able to find a job despite having the right skills and a good education.
Learn about an effort to prepare the next generation of African leaders through a program that teaches high school students to be entrepreneurial leaders who can create jobs. The program has been developed over a 15-year period, including a January 2015 project involving Wheaton students in Rwanda, and has touched thousands of youths across Africa. The lessons learned from the project are applicable in our own lives and offer hope for progress even in places where hope is a scarce commodity.
Dennis Hanno is the eighth president of Wheaton College. He has a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Prior to coming to Wheaton, he was the Provost at Babson College and founded the Babson-Rwanda Entrepreneurship Center. He has a number of projects underway in Africa and has taken more than 500 people to the continent since 2001 to work on these.
Norton Schools closed due to weather - lecture cancelled Parking -lot on Pine Street or parking lot on 123 Please use car-pooling with driver drop off at Hindle No food or drink allowed in the auditorium