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Steward School Bryan Lab's Visiting Innovators: Grounds for Good

  • Bryan Innovation Lab: Steward School 11600 Gayton Road Richmond, VA, 23238 United States (map)

As part of the 2017-18 Bryan Innovation Lab Visiting Innovators Program, The Steward School will host Manyang Reath Kher and Ger Duany.

From refugees to entrepreneurs, this is the inspiring story of two young men who are helping to create economic stability in Africa. Manyang Reath Kher and Ger Duany were both “Lost Boys” as children in Sudan who came to America as teenage refugees. Now, they’re social entrepreneurs who run the Humanity Helping Sudan Project (HHS) and 734 Coffee.

Kher has ties to the Richmond area as a University of Richmond alumnus, and worked on HHS while living here. Join us for a family-friendly event to learn how these two young people are making a difference.

HHS provides Sudanese refugees with the tools and knowledge to achieve self-sufficiency, and 734 Coffee provides funding for its programming. They are helping refugees help themselves in a war-torn country, including providing education and creating agricultural stability that battles mass famine.

Participants will learn about how 734 Coffee is helping in Africa, and how our own local food innovators are serving our own community. We’ll also explore food-related entrepreneurialism in the Richmond-area, and gather for a Making, Tasting & Craft Fair.

Earlier Event: November 15
ChamberRVA: IMPACT Award Celebration Dinner
Later Event: November 15
804RVA: Free Code Camp