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Fellow to head communications at Mastercard Foundation


2012 Tutu Fellow, TV Host and Media Executive, Julie Gichuru, has joined the Mastercard Foundation as Head of Public Affairs and Communications.  Julie has a 19-year career that spans the fields of broadcast, print, and digital media. Following the 2007 violent Kenyan elections, Julie’s peace specials resonated with viewers. In the last decade, she has focused primarily on driving conversations with African and global leaders, through a pan-African television show, Africa Leadership Dialogues and her media company Arimus Media Limited.

The Mastercard Foundation was founded in 2006 and has grown from a small “start-up” to one of the largest foundations in the world. In the first decade, Mastercard Foundation partnered with more than 130 visionary organizations to increase financial inclusion and access to youth learning in Africa.  The new strategy, Young Africa Works, focuses on youth employment and dignified work to help millions of Africans find a pathway out of poverty for themselves and their families. The Foundation aims to enable 30 million young people in Africa secure employment that they see as dignified and fulfilling by 2030.

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