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Priyansh Shah Organizes Young Medical Volunteers to Improve Heart Health in India

In Health, Publisher Channel, Youth by Mary Kurek

Priyansh Shah has just graduated from medical school and is interning as a Doctor at Baroda Medical College in India. Each day he prepares to save lives with his skill and passion, and each day he advances his efforts toward public heart health through his organization, World Youth Heart Federation. By organizing volunteers in needed places around India, this aspiring …

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Gene and Arlene Rumley Change Lives for Orphans in India

In Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Publisher Channel, Youth by Mary Kurek

Gene and Arlene Rumley have been operating Mission for Orphans for more than a dozen years to support children in orphanages in India. They started with the goal to rescue one child at a time and then started supporting and building orphanages to shelter, feed, and educate many outcast, trafficked, and homeless children. Today, they are working on building a …

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Ebere Odika Fights Gender Violence in Africa Through IBreathe Initiative

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, African Influence, Human Rights, Publisher Channel, Youth by Mary Kurek

Ebere Odika is a Mandela Washington Fellow and has been working under that umbrella and several others, including her own, IBreathe Initiative, to combat gender violence and promote gender equality in Africa. IBreathe stands for “Initiative for Building a Resourceful and Ethical Africa” and is an activating organization for school clubs designed to educate, counsel, and provide a safe place …

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Abdellah Aouf Creates Job Opportunities for Unskilled Youth Through the Unique GO Platform

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, African Influence, Education, Employment, Publisher Channel, Youth by Mary Kurek

Abdellah Aouf is an Algerian entrepreneur based in the United States solving the issue of unskilled candidates in the job market through a platform that provides hand-picked matching and training solutions that benefit candidates and employers. GO Platform is a creative solution to a problem Abdellah realized in Algeria where tech-jobs weren’t being filled by the available workforce. They are …

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Arafat Lesheve Proves Youth Are Making a Difference in Tanzania

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, African Influence, Publisher Channel, Youth by Mary Kurek

Arafat Lesheve is one of the most accomplished young people you’ll meet. In his early 20s, Arafat has created more opportunities for youth in Tanzania than anyone would believe. This 25-year-old, already an independent consultant, is serving a title under the Prime Minister’s Office, is a nonprofit founder, and an awarded young visionary. Oh, and he’s already on the path …

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Francisca Noronha Builds Mozambique Youth Opportunities No Matter the Challenges

In Africa, African Influence, Publisher Channel, Youth by Mary Kurek

Francisca Noronha is an African Youth Charter Hustler at the African Union (AU). Her mission in Mozambique is to advocate for youth and promote policies that allow for more opportunities for youth to live a good life. Francisca’s work extends to working on establishing monitoring and reporting mechanisms that tie to the African Union Office of the Youth Envoy with …

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Godfrey Chacha Works to Prepare Youth for Success in Tanzania

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Publisher Channel, Youth by Mary Kurek

Godfrey Chacha is a Youth Development Specialist at the Prime Minister’s Office in the United Republic of Tanzania. His work focuses on programs that will assist the up-and-coming workforce in the country. The programs develop opportunities, build leadership skills, scholarship education for those that need assistance, provide volunteer opportunities, and empower youth with self-advocacy.  Chacha informs that the voices of …

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Nikita Shukla is a World Economic Forum Shaper Using “Courageous Conversations” To Create Change

In Health, Publisher Channel, womensempowerment, Youth by Mary Kurek

Nikita Shukla is a youth advocate, equality-in-healthcare promotor, and economic empowerment activist. As a World Economic Forum “Shaper,” Nikita’s work centers on having what she calls “courageous conversations.” These conversations would be the ones where the aim is to find that place of mindset shift where change can actually happen.  Nikita understands that her youth, sex, and even her skin …