Brenda Delfin, 28, from Peru
A biologist who works mainly as a research and teaching assistant. As an activist, Brenda is interested in education, mental health and human rights. She is excited to merge her personal and professional experience by developing, improving and applying public policies through neuroscience research, and campaigning and pushing for political discussions and actions.
Sagar Koirala, 24, from Nepal
A youth activist, food system champion, educator and climate advocate who has represented Nepal at various international events, such as COP26 and the UN Food Systems Summit 2021. He is passionate about community development and interested in various philanthropic and voluntary activities.
Ujunwa Umeokeke, 26, from Nigeria
An associate consultant at Africa Practice, a consulting firm providing advisory and advocacy solutions to individuals and businesses. Ujunwa is keen on building an educational vision for Nigeria where learning gaps are bridged and children have equitable access to education. She is most excited about the public speaking aspect of Project Amplify.
Sevil Suleymanova, 26, from Azerbaijan
She is a gender, education and innovation enthusiast. Currently an MA student in International Relations, Sevil wants to create opportunities for women and girls in Azerbaijan. She is eager to get involved in public speaking and learn about advocacy and how to use media channels effectively.
Ekema Ndolo Miranda, 26, from South Africa
A resourceful female leader and feminist who is passionate about education in emergencies, global health and community strengthening. Born in Cameroon, Miranda’s own education was disrupted due to conflict and now her work cuts across promoting access for children in emergency settings, campaigning for education financing and around the HIV/ tuberculosis and malaria responses.
Among the highlights for the 2021 cohort were:
- Project Amplify GYAs led on an open letter to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on ivestment in early childhood education, while Anna Mwaniki spoke at a press briefing in Kenya.
- Ajwok Valentino from South Sudan spoke at a UNICEF/UNESCO event on eearly childhood education. Motunrayo Fatoke from Nigeria moderated a technology event hosted by the Global Partnership for Education.
- Yuv Sungkur from Mauritius launched his own NGO and attended the UN Climate Change Conference of Youth.