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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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Himanshu Kumar’s Letter to the Prime Minister of India

Namaste! I hope you are healthy and happy with all your amazing work for the nation. I am Himanshu Kumar, from Ranchi, Jharkhand – a theater artist using art as an advocacy tool for different social issues. I am a member of the Transforming Education Action Group, which is supported by the United Nations Foundation under the Unlock the Future Coalition.

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