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Meet Proud Africans who realized their ambitions

William Kamkwamba

William Kamkwamba is a Malawian innovator, engineer and author. He gained fame in his country when he built a windmill to power a few electrical appliances in his family's house in Masitala using materials collected in a local scrapyard.

Issam Chieuh

He is a 27 year old Malian national and former Ernst and young senior Associate. He is the founder of the Africa impact group.

Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls - South Africa is a girls-only boarding school that officially opened in January 2007 in Henley on Klip near Meyerton, south of Johannesburg, South AfricaCoordinates

Althea Gibson

To anyone, she was an inspiration, because of what she was able to do at a time when it was enormously difficult to play tennis at all if one was black.