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Constancia

“I think that we need to build a space where young women can own their voices and really be able to express themselves without being minimized just because I’m female or just because of my gender.”

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Rebecca

“I envision a Uganda where people are really aware of health matters, who are really [health] literate.”

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Anthony

“I want people to learn that if you don’t have an environment to live in, it’s impossible to just, to be there. And that’s part of my give back project; providing kids with - the future generations - with a more livable place, a place that isn’t polluted.”

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Jean

“We are so rich in biodiversity but poor in knowledge about how to protect our resources.”

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Sosina

“When my mother has no money, I help her out. When my sister has no money for transport, I try to help her as well.”

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Anna

“Leadership is not all about occupying positions; leadership is all about serving the people that you’re leading.”

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Tapiwa

“We have been thinking about promoting civic discourse back in Zimbabwe, given that we recently had a new constitution.”

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Ernest

“I strongly believe that the love you show to patients accounts for more than 50 percent of their healing process. If that love is available, it is going to propagate along the country.”

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Eyerusalem

“There is a proverb back home; they say you can’t clap with one hand. To clap, you have to bring both of your hands together.”

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Abayneh

“Nothing can stop me from reaching my own goal.”

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Rebecca

“I argue to be the change you want to see in Africa.”

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Juma

“People still think that somebody can do without education, which is wrong because I see that education can at least give you a push.”

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Vanesa

“You should stand by your word even if you are not supported.”

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Yidnekachew

“If I complete my education, I’ll have a chance to help and support my family.”

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Mohamed

“The major problems that we have that I think I will be able to address, once I’m done with school, would definitely be the image, not just in my community but in the whole African continent.”

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Ruth

“I envision a world where the youth [...] lead change in their respective societies concerning the present and future.”

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Daniel

“Everybody should know the importance of education; education is the one which transforms lives.”

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Saeed

“I want to make society [...] understand that without farmers, there is no food for the world.”

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Emefa

“A transformative leader should have a good character. If you have integrity you’re going to be accountable and responsible, and then you can use the compassion you have to heal the society.”

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Kpetermeni

“When the Ebola crisis started to worsen, [...] I started asking 'what are you doing and how can I make that better?' I got to understand that there were things that we could definitely improve.”

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Faith

“I have a vision for a world where people will get equal opportunities to exploit their potential.”

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Patrick

“Education will lead people to change their community.”

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Sidee

“There’s a lot of people at home who are under the impression that things are bad and we just have to get by. But being outside and then coming back makes you realize that there’s actually so much opportunity.”

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Lungowe

“Having a degree in agriculture will be very helpful, they will think you are a very strong woman because it is rare for a woman to have a college degree.”

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Allan

“The main problem that I see in my community is pupils or the youth dropping out of school due to lack of school fees.”

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Didier

“I am from a rural part, and what’s my mission? To help. And what is the solution? To try to know more about agriculture.”

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Ritah

“The words of people saying ‘you can’t make it, you’re a girl, girls are weak, you can’t manage this subject,’ you feel they’re bringing you down. But what has kept me moving is knowing that I can make it for the better change and there is nothing impossible with hard work and prayers.”

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