November 09, 2016

"Global Youth Ambassador Anoka is one of the most inspiring people I've ever met"

Better Angels Podcast With Sarah Brown And GYA Anoka Abeyrathne

Photo credit: Theirworld

Sarah Brown

President, Theirworld

In the third episode of her Better Angels podcast series, Sarah Brown's guests include Anoka Abeyrathne - one of Theirworld's network of 500 Global Youth Ambassadors in more than 80 countries.

What makes us decide to take action and help other people? And how do we take the plunge and actually start doing something?

That's the theme of the latest episode of Better Angels - a new podcast series hosted by children's campaigner and Theirworld President Sarah Brown.

She talks to politicians, entertainers, activists and world leaders about their inspiration, their hopes and their dreams at a time of enormous international upheaval. 

In this third episode, Sarah's guests include Anoka Abeyrathne - one of Theirworld's network of 500 Global Youth Ambassadors in more than 80 countries.

Sarah calls her "one of the most inspiring people I've ever met".

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Previous episodes of Better Angels explored how inspirational people can urge us to go forward.

Sarah says: This episode looks at the nuts and bolts of how to start actually doing something."

Global Youth Ambassador Anoka has been volunteering since she was a child and co-founded an eco-social enterprise at the age of 13 after the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004 devastated her native Sri Lanka.

"We are now in five countries and reach over 50,000 people," says Anoka.

Other guests in episode three include politician and humanitarian Graça Machel, Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi, former Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt,  Turkish human rights advocate Vuslat Doğan Sabancı and former UK ambassador to Lebanon Tom Fletcher.

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