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Soaring Above - Elyse Uwimpaye and Racheal Lawrence

October 01, 2021 Mastercard Foundation Scholars at the university of Edinburgh Season 2 Episode 6
Soaring Above - Elyse Uwimpaye and Racheal Lawrence
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Ekasi Podcast
Soaring Above - Elyse Uwimpaye and Racheal Lawrence
Oct 01, 2021 Season 2 Episode 6
Mastercard Foundation Scholars at the university of Edinburgh

In this episode, our hosts engage Elyse Uwimpaye and Racheal Lawrence in an intimate conversation about their journey towards self-improvement while pursuing the goal of being agents of positive change in their communities.  

 Elyse, originally from Rwanda, is a Mastercard Foundation Scholar at the University of Edinburgh in his final year of Electronics and Electrical Engineering. Additionally, he is a published author of a motivational book titled ‘Soaring above Life’s Turbulence’ that, in his own words, seeks to push people to “close the gap between dreaming and achieving the dream.” 

 Racheal, on the other hand, is a Nigerian based in France where she is pursuing her MSc in Human Rights at Sciences Po. Her line of work has a major focus on youth protection in Northern Nigeria, both as a researcher and an activist collaborating with the local NGOs and community leaders. 

 Tune in to hear about the individuals who influenced these two community heroes, the key turning point in their lives that marked the start of their leadership journey, the struggles and adversity they have faced and overcome, how they ended up being Mastercard Foundation Scholars, and so much more. 

 Enjoying our episodes? Having any feedback or any specific topic that you would like to hear us address?  Click on the link below to share your thoughts. 

 Soundtrack: Ifeanyichukwu Ezinmadu and Fraser Macdonald
Audio editing: Geofrey Njovu 

Show Notes

In this episode, our hosts engage Elyse Uwimpaye and Racheal Lawrence in an intimate conversation about their journey towards self-improvement while pursuing the goal of being agents of positive change in their communities.  

 Elyse, originally from Rwanda, is a Mastercard Foundation Scholar at the University of Edinburgh in his final year of Electronics and Electrical Engineering. Additionally, he is a published author of a motivational book titled ‘Soaring above Life’s Turbulence’ that, in his own words, seeks to push people to “close the gap between dreaming and achieving the dream.” 

 Racheal, on the other hand, is a Nigerian based in France where she is pursuing her MSc in Human Rights at Sciences Po. Her line of work has a major focus on youth protection in Northern Nigeria, both as a researcher and an activist collaborating with the local NGOs and community leaders. 

 Tune in to hear about the individuals who influenced these two community heroes, the key turning point in their lives that marked the start of their leadership journey, the struggles and adversity they have faced and overcome, how they ended up being Mastercard Foundation Scholars, and so much more. 

 Enjoying our episodes? Having any feedback or any specific topic that you would like to hear us address?  Click on the link below to share your thoughts. 

 Soundtrack: Ifeanyichukwu Ezinmadu and Fraser Macdonald
Audio editing: Geofrey Njovu