Brian Hickey graduated from Babson College in May of 2015, where he studied business and entrepreneurship. Brian became involved in the Engeye program after he met John and Susan from Uganda. He created and maintained the first Engeye Scholars website. He then expanded his involvement by helping to sponsor an Engeye Scholars student, by Co-founding the Engeye Teen Connection (ETC) and leading the “Bucks for Books” campaign which raised over $10,000 in two months to provide a educational supplies to schools in Ddegeya village. At Babson, he led the social responsibility efforts for a student-run business that earned over $5,000 for Engeye Scholars.
Brian was also recognized as a national winner in Microsoft’s Challenge for Change competition for his work on business development in rural Africa, and was selected to attend the Clinton Global Initiative Conference for his efforts. Most recently, he launched the Engeye Artisans program to economically empower women living around Engeye. Brian has been to Africa four times since 2011 on volunteer and education and business development trips, including two visits to Engeye.