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The Scholars

Every year, the Mastercard Foundation Scholars program welcomes new undergraduates and graduates from sub-Saharan Africa to Michigan State University's campus. These Scholars have demonstrated academic talent and have a personal commitment to give back to their countries.

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Joseph M'po Yeti

Cohort: 2016
Country: Benin
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Major: Computer Science
College: College of Engineering
Biography: Joseph M'po Yeti is an undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science. Prior to MSU, he attended the African Leadership Academy, where he worked as Chief Executive Officer of Footprints Ltd, a student-run enterprise that aims at providing high quality branded merchandise to students and guests. Besides, Joseph was the Captain of the soccer team and served in the Student Government as a House Captain. Passionate about education and technology, Joseph wants to create a non-profit organization in his home country to provide access to primary education and new technologies in rural areas because he believes that technology tremendously improve lives and education is the most powerful weapon against poverty.
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