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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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Goitseona

“I had a dream that, you know what? Regardless of whatever circumstances that I might face I’m still going to push through.”

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Misrak

“I promise myself to contribute to my country.”

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Alex

“Our target population will be able to learn about micro-gardening and then implement what they have learned.”

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Mike

“I love the idea of having a Africa in a position where we are able to give, and not just receive.”

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Mildred

“As a leader, I want to encourage them to cultivate other vegetables and the other food classes to eat and balanced their diet so that the rate of malnutrition will reduce in my community.”

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Ashley

“I believe that girls have the greatest potential to really change this world for better.”

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Gervase

“I believe in service to others. When I think about leadership, I think about service to mankind. I think about social change.”

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Ngoni

“The power generation system of Zimbabwe has been an ailing industry for over nine years now and that means that, on average, Zimbabweans have to go nine hours without electricity or more, and I think we do have the resources to be able to create enough power for the economy to run.”

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Lucia

“The fate of the nomadic communities from which I come has introduced me to the power of thinking and speaking out about the problems that we face.”

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Rukudzo

“Coming to Berkeley, I have been encouraged to speak up more, to use my voice more. Dinnertime is a time where you get to exchange your ideas with people, it is no longer a time to keep quiet.”

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Brian

“I want to share with you my vision for Africa pertaining to equitable access to reliable electricity.”

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Joshua

“I believe that entrepreneurship in Africa is a crucial key for the continent to unlock most of its economic potential.”

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Sharon

“What can we as young people do to rise above this and establish our own values, values that are in line with a future we want to see?”

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John

“My give back project is Save the Pastoralists Initiative. We're trying to improve the lives of pastoralists through sustainable agriculture.”

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Sylvia

“Africa's Next Generation will be well educated.”

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Isaac

“I have come to a realization that it is possible in life to inspire others through the power of a story.”

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Fatima

“Human rights is something that, whenever I hear it, I become so passionate because since I was young, my basic rights were taken away from me, and almost all my life I have been fighting to get those rights back.”

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Joanna

“I have made it and I am going to make it to the end. I realized I have a strong will power and I am not going to let it go and that is what is keeping me going, because I know the future holds something big for me.”

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Abed

“Let me eradicate that mentality of the people that people with disabilities can't make it in life.”

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Mulumba

“I constructed a kitchen garden at home, which will improve food security, provide a source of income, maintain household hygiene, and provide the makings of organic fertilizers. ”

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