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  • San Jose, CA
  • United States

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I'm the 15-year-old founder and executive director of AYANA, a nonprofit initiative dedicated to empowering youth around the world to become informed and effective leaders of change in their communities. Our curriculum focuses on leadership skill development, an introduction of the Sustainable Development Goals, and the design thinking process to allow youth in developing countries to design and implement projects that solve problems affecting them and their communities. Our current programs are in Tanzania, Uganda, and South Africa, and we are soon starting in Kenya and Rwanda.

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Founder and Executive Director
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AYANA International
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San Jose
About Me or Reason for Joining the GEC:
I am excited for the opportunity to share AYANA's mission with other individuals passionate about global education and empowering young people.
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English, learning Swahili
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Empowering Young Changemakers through Design Thinking
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About:Mahika HalepeteFounder and Executive DirectorAYANA Internationalwww.ayanainternational.orgCalifornia, United StatesPresentation will be in EnglishAudience(s): Teachers, Students, Those who want…Continue

Tags: 2017SDGs, 2017Leadership, 2017Curricular, 2017Students

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mahika Nov 14, 2017.

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