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Mohamed Kanté

General Secretary

Mohamed was born in March 2004 in Conakry, Guinea's capital city, from a very modest and religious family with eight siblings. He is a current year two student at the African Leadership Academy (ALA) in South Africa, driven by the spirit of Pan-Africanism and the desire to represent and see Africa as it should be seen not as it is portrayed outside the continent.


He committed himself as a member of the Afrocuration of the Moleskine Foundation to finally be able to write about Africa and in an African language to show the true version of African history to the eyes of the world. Going to South Africa in August 2021, without speaking English at the beginning of his ALA journey, led him to participate in the creation of the Non-English Speakers Support Committee to facilitate the transition and language learning of those Non-English native speakers in the ALA community.  Marketing and communication manager of Agrinovation Student Enterprise (SE), where he aims to develop overall productive marketing for the SE, through promoting and advertising the enterprise and its products. Research competitors to stay current with similar products and services on market. Collaborate with other executives to make high-level decisions regarding the budget and the direction of the enterprise, and elaborate an effective communication style with every potential customer of the enterprise.


Thirsty for the development of his country, he set up an NGO called Jeunes Assistants pour le Développement de l'Éducation Guinéenne (JADEG) which will officially make its first official release in the following months. Today, he is the general secretary of GYLI (Guinean Young Leaders Initiative) for his contribution to the socio-economic development of his country.


Mohamed Kanté
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