Weekly roundup: OYW Ambassadors won awards, featured in international news, made history & more

1. Abdelhamid Idrissi was voted as Amsterdammer of the Year! 

To find out more about the award and Abdelhamid's work, click here

2. Loujan al-Hathloul, Saudi Arabia, who has been imprisoned in the Kingdom for over 10 months, was featured on The Washington Post.


3. Five North Chocolate, founded by Ben Conard, became the first brand to feature the US National LGBT Chamber of Commerce seal on its packaged goods.

4. Seleman Kitenge & Petrider Paul have been nominated as finalists for the for the 50 most influential young Tanzanians.

5. Western Union published their The Hague 2018 OYW highlights video.

6. Kehkashan Basu & Quinn Underwood, Canada, were featured in The Varsity, the University of Toronto student newspaper, for speaking at The Hague 2018 Summit.

To find out more about their experience studying whilst launching start-ups, click here.


7. Taban Soresh, UK, founder of The Lotus Flower, was featured on BBC.

Read about her latest work to support Yazidi women who suffered at the hands of so-called Islamic State here


Boxing Sisters @thelotusf @cathybrownboxer is featured on @bbcsport have a read in bio 

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8. ChangeMakers, founded by Salam Al-Nukta, has been accepted by Bridges for Enterprise for their pro-bono consultation programme.

9. Madhav Datt, India, won the Singapore-India Hackathon hosted by NTUitive.

Madhav was also named as one of 2018 Straubel Foundation leadership award winners by Tesla co-founder and CTO, JB Straubel. 


10. Abideen Olasupa, Nigeria was selected to be part of the international Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator Steering Committee. 

He is one of 11 members.


11. Ifedayo Durosimi-Etti, Nigeria, featured on the cover of The Guardian Nigeria.



Good morningggggggg!!!! Guessss who’s on the cover of the Guardian today!!!!!! I literarily woke up to this!!!! When you get a call that the almighty Guardian wants to interview you, you shift everything to make it work... I AM A PROUD FEMINIST and I’ll continue to advocate for gender equality Grab your copies to read about my work to empower women in Nigeria @guardiannigeria This is such an honor Make up by the ever ready @skyebeauty1 Picture by @tmoorphotography Outfit by @rhbstyle This is actually the baddest combination ever liveth Thank you both so much for everything you do for me last minute! I appreciate it Don’t forget to join the @agstribe where I post opportunities for entrepreneurs daily!!! 2019 is about to be lit y’all!!!!! Tag all your friends

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12. Mariam Bahova, Guinea, took part in the Women's March in Ohio. 


13. Hossam Serag, Egypt, has been chosen to be a STEM ambassador in Egypt. 

Hossam was also chosen by CIEFFA and the African Union to speak on a panel promoting STEM education for girls.


14. Daniel Callaghan, United Kingdom, spoke about the benefits of volunteering on The Lens podcast.