Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
Jean Romé Malou / Senegal

Province: Kaolack
City: Sam
Age: 22

Class of 2013-2016

Scholar: Jean Fernando Randriamiajason Scholar: Jireh Mwamukonda

Jean Romé was born in Dakar, the capital of Senegal. His family now lives in the Kaolack region.

When Jean Romé heard about EARTH, he was immediately drawn to the similar mission statements between his secondary school, African Leadership Academy (ALA) in South Africa, and EARTH. Jean Romé hopes to one day own a farm that will serve as an example and inspire other farmers in the area.

He also plans to create a technological enterprise that will show people “how we can use technology in the field so it won’t hurt the environment.” Jean Romé hopes his enterprise will create jobs for “people who are passionate about agriculture, who have a sense of ethics and integrity, who are not working to gain a job but for the sake of their country.”