“Growing up I had everything a child could want and need. Unexpectedly, due to war and genocide, at 11 years old I found myself in the middle of the refugee camp, living on the bare minimum, walking more than 10 kilometres just to access clean drinking water and sleeping in a single tent with our entire family. As a little girl in the middle of that chaos, I would often ask myself “Who will come for me?”
After witnessing too many children lose their parents and the opportunities to build a life they deserve, I made a promise to myself that when I grow up, I will dedicate my life to making this world a better place.
In 2018 I had the opportunity to visit some of the most amazing, hardworking youth in South Africa looking for healthy opportunities to build a strong future for themselves.
With my philosophy of it takes a village and while very proud of the work UNICEF is leading, I knew that it would take many heart-centered leaders to advance more girls in education.
Thank you for joining me on this UNdaunted journey.”