Fellow:Pierre Kapiamba Mbala

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Pierre Kapiamba Mbala
School (Cohort)
James Madison University (2020 cohort)
Majoring in
African African American Diaspora Studies
United States


Pierre Kapiamba Mbala is a nine-teen-year-old Congolese male who is studying Engineering and African African American Diaspora Studies at James Madison University (JMU) on the full-tuition scholarship Centennial Scholars. Through the Centennial Scholars program Pierre has completed over 100 hours of community service while working with people most marginalized. This work along with his life long passion of supporting teens in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) who are ensnared in precious mineral mining operations is why he hopes to create a non-profit that aims to increase the educational opportunities of Congolese teens. He is the treasurer for National Society of Black Engineers JMU chapter.


He was awarded the 2020 Student Engagement mini-grant to support his mission

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Instagram: pierre.mlg Linkedln: Pierre Mbala

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