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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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Franco Rashid

Franco Rashid

Franco Rashid, 27, from Uganda, East Africa, is the Founder of the West Nile Humanitarian Response Committee (WNHRC). Passionate about advocacy and child protection, Franco received the UN Young Leaders training certificate award in 2021 and became a member of the Unlock the Future Transforming Education Action Group

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Sushmina Baidya

Sushmina Baidya

"It's not easy to choose the path of contributing change, while you also have to fight for your own space and voice." Sushmina Baidya, 27, from Nepal, is the Co-Founder of a youth network based in Kathmandu called YOUTHive Nepal. She is also the former...

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Joseph Okello

Joseph Okello

"If it wasn't for education, I'll still be that homeless street kid in the camp, not even sure that I'll be here today." Tell me about yourself? I was born in South Sudan but grew up in the streets of Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya from the age of two as an orphan. I am a...

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