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Festus

“I once read a quote and it said, 'Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without strategy because strategies can take you to the place but character can keep you there.'”

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Blooming

“I want to tell the story of Africa in the limelight. What if I add value, what if I give people a platform to be able to show the intellectual prowess and the beauty that Africa really has to offer?”

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Tracy

“Ultimately, my goal is to humanize people that are impacted by a system that continues to disenfranchise and disembody Black and brown bodies, and hopefully create meaningful work that exists at the complex intersections of between race, religion, and gender.”

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Belyse

“When you are aware of the opportunities that are around you, you not only get to focus on yourself, but you also get an opportunity to help others.”

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Josee

“When I finish my studies I will help other children to go study in order to improve our telecommunication and the way of getting electricity in the area.”

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Zukiswa

“A good leader can have the same values as a mother, because they have your best interests at heart, and they really care about you.”

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Grace

“My project is about broadening the knowledge of rural teenage girls in the areas of sexual education, entrepreneurship, and health. We also seek to enhance their soft skills, like public speaking, to build their confidence.”

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James

“Leaders are able to do the right thing at the right time for the other people without having to be pushed to do that.”

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Iptisam

“A great leader is someone who would sacrifice a lot for the people you are supposed to be guiding.”

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Bezawit

“When we invest in a child’s mind and knowledge we are investing in something that is renewable.”

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Fhazhil

“I envision a world where access to clean energy is a right for all.”

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Mercy

“I started volunteering with the nutrition department, and what puzzled me was that the mortality rate was so high. [...] I made a decision that I was going to pursue a career in nutrition, because I hoped to go back and help educate these mothers.”

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Adetutu

“Africa as a continent needs people who are truly passionate about the continent, and are passionate about moving the continent forward—we need those people to be at the forefront of the decision-making and I aim be one of those people.”

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Esnath

“I envision communities developing one family at a time through the training and empowerment of women who never got the chance to go to university or college.”

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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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