The 2018 ASAH Dream Team
An incredible group of students, involved in studies across many disciplines, now come together to bring you Africa Business Day 2018. The committees have been formed specifically to work on different aspects of our annual event; from online and offline marketing to organising engaging workshops to securing highly coveted business people as speakers. These are the people dedicated to bringing you the event of the year:
My name is Saaiqa Merali and I’m from Mwanza, Tanzania. I’m currently studying Media and Communications at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, and am also an incredibly proud member of ASAH’s marketing team.
My African Dream is one of a unified, peaceful diaspora that celebrates the continent’s rich diversity in its people. Moving away from home has made me realise not only how much I want to go back, but also how much I want to be a part of Africa’s (perhaps specifically East Africa’s) present and near future. In it’s economies, it’s changing social policies, and it’s immense potential, my Africa is a home to undying resilience and a powerful narrative.
Hi Everybody! My name is Lina and I am a international communication and media student at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. I am Congolese but born and raised in the Netherlands.
My African Dream will become a reality when the general public will perceive Africa as a continent with consumers, as a continent to invest in and as a continent with undiscovered knowledge. This is a reality I am willing to contribute to, are you?
My name is Naomie Mankenda & I am an International Communication & Media student at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam . I'm Angolan, but I was born and raised in the Netherlands. My african dream is one of unity, health and possibilities for all who are interested. It involves a bright & professional future, fueled by africa's rich history and culture.
My name is Nathalie Verkoijen and I was raised in the pearl of Africa, Uganda by a Burkinabe mother and a Dutch father. I am currently in my fourth year of International Communications and Media at the University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht.
My African Dream is one of opportunity, shared growth and prosperity. It is one of shared values.
I am pan African, I believe that in working together we can achieve more. In Uganda I felt this everyday, locals would treat you as if you were family, calling you auntie, uncle, brother or sister.
My African Dream is not just a dream, but a way of life where some roads can be created.
My name is Nora Chirikure. I come from the sunshine city (Harare) in Zimbabwe. I am
currently majoring in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the Erasmus University College.
My African Dream involves everyone, regardless of their background, gender and sexual
orientation, having access to education and the means to sustain satisfying livelihoods. I
also hope to see more development that would make life easier for people across the
continent in the form of infrastructure and technological innovation. It is also very
important to me that we grow our economies in ways that take the environmental and
social impact into consideration.
Africa is full of opportunities and talent. Together with ASAH I promote these diverse possibilities in Africa and call for sustainable social and economic transformation.. My African dream is for everyone- for the thinkers and doers who make education, healthcare and infrastructure accessible and the game-changers who make sustainable societal progress happen.