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Nonduduzo

“I’m working on a project. I want to start my project in rural areas, where I’m going to work with young people. I think it can help them to change the mentality that they have—the mentality that they think they can’t achieve anything.”

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Valary

“My wildest dream is finding a way to use water hyacinth for energy production, because I am interested in the renewable energy sector.”

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Natasha

“My community—I think what they need most is information. Some of them, they are utterly brilliant students but they are not informed about the opportunities outside there.”

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Sylvia

“The Zambia I envision embraces its diversity and is more than 80 percent self-sustained.”

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Ahmed

“I envision a world where women and men are treated equally, a world where power is shared between girls, women, boys and men.”

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Diana

“I envision a world where everyone works, not only to make themselves successful, not only to make themselves known by the world, but to make the world a better place for everyone to live in.”

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Ritah

“Together with Alpha Ngwenya, a fellow MasterCard Scholar at Arizona State University, we created the Strong Women Strong Love Initiative which supplies feminine hygienic sanitary products to women each month.”

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David

“Gender inequality is deeply problematic. I will not allow my beloved mom, Shosho, or any girl to be disadvantaged. The love I have for them has inspired me to champion equality for all and specifically to uplift women.”

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Suzanna

“I am really passionate about women empowerment...creating a platform where they are allowed to dream—to dream so big! To feel as equally important as the man; to be able to open up and feel that their decisions also count, their head is also needed.”

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Jimmy

“I have a vision for world where all the children will have access to good education and good health services.”

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Daphne

“I envision a world where there will be no discrimination, there will be equality everywhere, and there will be no corruption.”

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Alesia

“As an African youth, my passion, goal and vision in life is to provide support in the provision and sustenance of smart technology and agro-industrial economy skills that assure sustainable transformation, gender and social inclusion in the 21st-century agriculture industry.”

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Akol

“I want to get involved in conducting civic leadership workshops where I can get youth to think about the critical issues affecting our society.”

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Rachel

“I envision a world where diversity and emphasis on race, knowledge, talents, is acknowledged. Not to alienate but to inspire collaborative learning and creativity.”

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Nana

“My ultimate goal is to be the governor of the bank of Ghana. Apart from wanting to help the economy to grow, I want to make it more transparent for people to really understand how economics plays in governance.”

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Eudora

“As a leader I have that potential to help [girls in my community] by giving them that motivation not to lower themselves or have that low self-esteem but also think that they can also make it just like the boys are also making it.”

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Saeda

“Mathematics and chemistry are my favorite subjects. I want to be a mathematician.”

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Ngina

“I imagine education redesigned in Kenya, such that it's relevant, it's applicable and we're creating young people who have the skills to adapt to the job market.”

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Geofry

“In 2008, I was stranded. I had no money to go to secondary. But then that was the year they had introduced universal secondary education. So when they introduced it I decided to take myself to school.”

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Wilma

“Sometimes I can feel like maybe be I cannot make it but then I say if other can make it why not me?”

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Divine

“I draw most of my strength and determination from the people that I have met in my life. And first of all it’s my mother.”

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Soufia

“I intend to put the education I receive from the University of Edinburgh in the service of other women around me and push for positive change.”

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Manfred

“In my ideal community, people do not focus only on their own needs, but on the needs of their neighbors; the needs of that young man or that woman. It’s helping one another, it is a union, a family. It can be seen in different levels: the family, the community, the country, the world.”

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Munya

“I have worked to develop a pipeline tracing disabled people’s journeys from disability to poverty, and from poverty to disability, to demonstrate to governments world-wide how building a culture of economic, social, and educational inclusion can improve the lives of those among us living with disabilities.”

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Nancy

“In six months we want to see families harvesting enough water to sustain their family food needs.”

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Derrick

“With young people, you have the world in your hands.”

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Ellina

“I want to be my own boss and open a farm so I can employ others.”

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