Impart Liberia is one of the initiatives lead by One Young World Ambassador for Liberia,
Augustine K. Kou. With the help with fellow One Young World Ambassador for United Kingdom, Impart Liberia is fighting for global gender equality starting with our local communities.
Augustine Kou –
Augustine, 26, founded Impart Liberia, a local community group working against social injustices affecting youth. Through his I Learn to Earn initiative, Augustine addresses marginalization and unemployment facing his community by offering free tailoring training to 25 vulnerable girls. His iRespect project promotes mutual respect among people of different backgrounds: The project demonstrates the value of tolerance and helps settle disputes among students. Augustine also operates the Gems Kids Community Spelling Bee, Gems Kids One-Child-One-Bag project, and the Save My Job in the Rain initiative. Every year, over 17,000 people benefit, directly or indirectly, from Augustine’s social work.
Augustine K. Kou is the Founder & Executive Director of Impart Liberia.
Jia-Yan Gu –
Jia-Yan Gu is Executive Director at Goldman Sachs and leads a team of software engineers in the Technology division to build systems that optimise trading activities for best efficiency. Jia-Yan joined as a Technology Associate in 2013 after working at BT as a Senior Research Scientist where she used semantic web technology to develop business intelligence applications. Jia-Yan is a member of the WISE Young Women’s Board and actively promotes opportunities for women in Technology. Jia-Yan graduated from Cambridge University in 2008 with a master’s degree in Electrical and Information Engineering. She was awarded a place on a prestigious international exchange programme at MIT where she joined CUER on the founding team that built UK’s first road-legal solar electric car and raced 3000km across Australia in the World Solar Challenge 2009. She became an ambassador for One Young World after representing UK on world development issues at its annual global Summit in 2011. Jia-Yan won a WISE Award and an AWA Award in 2012 for technology leadership and contributions to social causes. Jia is the International Development Volunteer of Impart Liberia.
Alcmenia L. Brown is a promising female leader with long years of experience in peace building. She believes this is the right time for women to take the center stage in driving the world toward change. Believing so, she has become pivotal coordinating activities to place vulnerable women at the helm of receiving aid and empowerment. Alcmenia, holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in General Agriculture from the University of Liberia in Monrovia. She has received certificates in Conflict Mediation and other leadership training organized by Impart Liberia and its partners. Currently, she serves as the Coordinator for the Women Desk of Impart Liberia directing supervising the I Learn to Earn Project for vulnerable women and girls.
Joyce Bernice Hart is an entrepreneur and Aspiring Young Diplomat with years of professional experience in seeking and encouraging self-empowerment especially for females. She is known for her unique coaching skills for females who will succeed her generation. She is currently the Manager of Winberb Catering Services a business into catering and culinary services.
As an Emerging Career Diplomat in training at one of Africa’s prestigious foreign institute, the Gabriel L. Dennis Foreign Service Institute (FSI) of the Republic of Liberia, Joyce holds a Master Degree in International Relations from the University of Northampton in the United Kingdom and a Bachelor Degree in Public Administration from the Cuttington University College in Liberia. Currently, Joyce serves as an Assistant Director of the National Commission on Child Labour of the Ministry of Labour-Republic of Liberia, where she focuses on prevention of all forms of child labour and handling child-labour-related cases emanating from rubber and mining belts within Liberia.
Joyce is driven by her passion for Entrepreneurship, Responsible Leadership through International Relations; Public Diplomacy; Negotiation and Conflict Resolutions and Good Governance. Upon completing the Gabriel L. Dennis Foreign Service Institute (FSI), Joyce aspiration is to join a team of diplomats at any of Liberia’s Foreign Diplomatic Missions across the world to assist in ensuring and maintaining better relations through policy making intertwined with globalization to form a key component in contemporary diplomacy.
Joyce Bernice Hart is holder of Masters in International Relations from the University of Northampton in the UK. She believes that once women are give the chance to acquire knowledge and skills, they can make the world a better place.
Joyce is the National Development Volunteer of Impart Liberia.