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Passing It On

By Larisa Manescu. 25 August 2014

Like any incoming Longhorn, recent high-school graduate Diana Ayoub is getting excited about coming to The University of Texas in August to study finance and economics. But, as an international student from Qena, Egypt, her story is also a unique one. [...] Read more...



Stinking it up for clean water

27 March 2014

Three local Africa-focused nonprofits join forces for one cause: a week-long shower boycott for charity. African Leadership Bridge founder and president, Rick Reeder, joined Well Aware's Shower Strike to raise money to help provide clean water to East Africa. He was joined by others around the world and here in Austin. [...] Read more...



African Leadership Bridge connects students to schools

By Michael Barnes. 1 September 2013

Graduating from the top-ranked high school in Kenya, John Kidenda considered Harvard University, Columbia University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology — also the University of Texas and Texas A&M University — for their engineering programs. Cadets in uniform at A&M made him hesitate. He liked, instead, the beauty, size and scale of UT and Austin. Also the global student body. [...] Read more...



Technology – The equalizer in education for rural poor

By Garth Moore. 13 March 2013

The annual South by Southwest (SXSW) festival started March 8, covering all the new topics and releases in film, music and interactive. This week-long event is big on hype, crowds, food, drinks and celebrities. The do-gooder events get tucked in here and there – and when you find them, they are usually fascinating and informative. [...] Read more...



A New Kind of Scholarship for Africa's Brightest

By Forrest Burnson. 30 January 2013

AFTER GRADUATING FROM The University of Texas at Austin, John Kidenda began to pay back the scholarship that had made his college degree possible in the face of adversity. Halfway through his college career as an engineering route business major, the native Kenyan faced the possibility of not being able to finish his degree. His mother had just been diagnosed with cancer, and his family resources were diverted to paying for her care. Not knowing what to do, Kidenda turned to his friend and mentor, Rick Reeder, a senior consultant at Dell. [...] Read more...