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Aug. 20, 2015 9:02 am

UD Horn Program staff just returned from Kenya

Hosted by Wilmington-based StartUpAfrica, director Dan Freeman and coordinator Julie Frieswyk traveled to four Kenyan counties to meet local entrepreneurs.

Director Dan Freeman speaks to an assembly.

(Screenshot via YouTube)

Last month’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit brought President Barack Obama to Kenya, where he most definitely left an impression. This month, two staffers from the University of Delaware’s Horn Program in Entrepreneurship were hot on POTUS’s trail.

Director Dan Freeman and program coordinator Julie Frieswyk have just returned to the states after traveling to four counties in Kenya promoting youth entrepreneurship and evaluating the entrepreneurial education landscape. They were hosted by Erastus Mong’are of Wilmington-based nonprofit StartUpAfrica, whom they had previously partnered with three years ago to host the Diamond Challenge.

Freeman and Frieswyk, much like President Obama, found that they had a lasting impression. Students from the Diamond Challenge in Kenya are pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors in energy, security and agriculture — and making a positive impact in their own communities.

“When we created the Diamond Challenge, I knew it would make a big difference,” said Freeman. “But I had no idea about the incredible magnitude of its impact.”

“There is a huge thirst for entrepreneurship education in Kenya,” Frieswyk told UDaily. “Community leaders, politicians and teachers connect it to hope for their youth.”

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