Kelebogile “Kele” Cole entered the RISE program last year with powerful momentum – and from an unlikely background. Her family originated in Sierra Leone, but her grandfather, curious about the outside world, moved to the United States in search of a different life. After his curiosity was satisfied, he returned to Africa, settling in what is now Lesotho. One of his sons, Kele’s father, moved to Botswana, where he met Kele’s mother and settled down to raise his own family. Kele’s nickname is a remnant of that long-ago family foray to the States.