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Michelle Varaidzo Tarumbidzwa Chikurunhe

Michelle Varaidzo Tarumbidzwa Chikurunhe

“Education brought her old self back and rejuvenated our motherly and daughter relationship and in a way she is my role model and I call her Iron Lady.” Tell us about yourself. My name is Michelle Varaidzo Tarumbidzwa Chikurunhe , I come from one of the high density...

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Raidat Karim

Raidat Karim

I am Raidat Karim, a doctoral candidate with the African Leadership Centre at King’s College London. My research interests are focused on inequality, youth leadership, education, international development and women rights.

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Alex Kent

Alex Kent

For the past year Alex has been a co-CEO at Restless Development, having led as their Strategy Director before that. Before joining Restless Development Alex worked for WaterAid, Save the Children, Global Campaign for Education, Robin Hood Tax campaign and Comic Relief.

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Dr. Liesbet Steer

Dr. Liesbet Steer

Dr. Liesbet Steer is the Executive Director of the Education Commission, chaired by former UK Prime Minister and UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown.

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Giovanna Luize Basso Dias

Giovanna Luize Basso Dias

The first thing you need to know about me is that I am the eldest daughter of the eldest daughter of the eldest daughter. Now that I am starting a new decade in my life – I just turned 20 – I am understanding who I am as a young woman and feminist and who I have the potential to be.

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Sia Christina Nyandemoh

Sia Christina Nyandemoh

My name is Sia Christiana Nyandemoh. I was a volunteer in 2014 during the Ebola Surge in Sierra Leone. I then served as Field Lead in Every Adolescent Girls Empowered and Resilient (EAGER) project and presently I am serving as Programme Field Officer in the same project.

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