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Africa ELI team members are happy to receive speaking invitations from your civic club, school, church, or special group.


Learn from front-line stories

Discover points of connection and commonality with the young people in South Sudan. Join in driving meaningful change in the world’s newest country. Hear stories from the field. Get your questions answered. Glimpse daily life in Yei. See the smiling faces of Africa ELI students. Amplify your voice to positively impact the lives of South Sudan’s daughters and sons.

Most presentations include a brief history about South Sudan, recent developments, our student programs, and how you can help Africa ELI continue bridging gender gaps through education.




To schedule a speaker, e-mail your request to

In your request, please provide your name, contact information, date and location of venue for a presentation, and the anticipated number of audience members.

No speaker’s fee is required. However, if travel is required beyond the speaker’s home community, please provide accommodations and arrange transport to your event location. Coordinate and prepare a spot for Africa ELI donations to be collected.

Locations of previous speaking engagements have included:

  • Harvard University – Boston, MA
  • The World Bank – Washington, D.C.
  • Rotary Clubs  – multiple states
  • Kiwanis Clubs – multiple states
  • Lions Club – Tennessee
  • Good Morning, Wisconsin (NBC affiliate)
  • Live @ 5 at 4 (NBC affiliate)
  • WBIR evening news (NBC affiliate)
  • Amnesty International – University of Tennessee, Knoxville chapter
  • Women’s Interfaith Dialogue Group – Oak Ridge, TN
  • St. Michael’s College – Burlington, VT
  • Building Minds in South Sudan Board of Directors meeting – Rochester, NY
  • Abukloi Enterprises, Inc.  Board of Directors meeting– Lightfoot, VA
  • PetSafe Headquarters – Knoxville, TN
  • Steelcase Incorporated Headquarters – Grand Rapids, MI
  • Arnstein Jewish Community Center – Knoxville, TN
  • George Mason University – Fairfax, VA
  • Christ Church Georgetown – Washington, DC
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI
  • Janesville Academy for International Studies – WI
  • Northridge UM Church  – Northridge, California
  • Trinity United Methodist Church – York, SC
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church – Sparta, IL
  • Laurel United Methodist Church – Springfield, IL
  • School of Christian Mission – Springfield, IL and Stevens Point, WI
  • Knoxville Association of Women Executives – TN

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