Noeline Kirabo self-educated her way out of the slums of Kampala, Uganda. Now she helps vulnerable youth gain skills to turn their passions into profitable businesses.

Why you should listen

Despite being a school dropout, Ugandan Noeline Kirabo forged an education via libraries and free online courses, pursuing a dream to cultivate potential in others. Through education, she seeks to inspire young entrepreneurs struggling against the violence and crime of the Kampala slums.

As founder of Kyusa, Kirabo is committed to turning out-of-school youth into business leaders by giving them the tools they need to direct their passions. She is an author, a speaker, a family therapist and the co-founder of Newen Consults, a personal business and development firm.

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