Fatma Said Kauga was born and raised in Tanzania; very passionate about education as a tool to eradicate poverty in Africa and a strong believer in youth potential to bring positive change in the world. She has dedicated both her professional career and personal life since her childhood to engage and empower children, youth, and women. She is a driven advocate of education for all, as it gave her a platform to assert her potential and to help test and realize herself. She is currently working on a mission to improve access to qualified educational materials in Africa using digital platforms such as mobile phones and computers at Shule Direct; an organization she co-leads as the Director of Finance and Administration since 2015. Established in her leadership experience, she has been selected in different leadership fellowships, training, and forums both within and outside the country. She is a Mandela Washington Fellow class of 2020, Gratitude Network Fellow class of 2020, the Young Emerging Leaders Project class of 2019, Perennial Leadership Fellow class of 2019, and Cordes Fellow class of 2018. Fatma holds a Masters of Science in Finance and Investment and a Bachelor Degree of Science in Taxation both from the Institute of Finance Management of Tanzania.
Meet the fellow
Through this fellowship I was able to coexist with a diverse group of youths who are doing an amazing job.
It gave me great joy to know that we are having more potential youths in Africa who are willing to help our community. My vision has been expanded from not only thinking about Tanzania; now am thinking of impacting people in Africa