Weekly roundup: OYW Ambassadors featured in news, won awards, elected to committees & more

1. Charif Hamidi, Morocco, was in the news as a nominee for the Global Teacher Prize 

Charif Hamidi has been nominated for the prestigious $1 million Global Teacher Prize 2019. The nomination acknowledges Hamidi's efforts to give a quality education to underprivildged children in Morocco. 

2. Fatima Zaman, United Kingdom, spoke at the Obama Foundation Summit about her role as a counter-extremist  

Fatima Zaman, founder of extremely together, spoke about her childhood experience of witnessing the 7/7 bombings in London and her subsequent work to deradicalise vulnerable members of society. Click below to watch her full talk:

 3. Sophie Kanza, DRC, was elected to the African Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity Coordinating Committee 

Sophie Kanza has become part of a comittee of 9 elected officials from across the continent and diaspora.

4. Jerome Cowans, Jamaica, named winner at the 2019 Caribbean Summit on Youth Violence Prevention

Jerome Cowans, part of Team Jamaica, won the highlights Research and Strategic Management Solutions Award. 

 

5. Sarah Mwakali, Kenya, was appointed as a National Member of the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning 

Sarah Mwakali was also awarded a certificate of Superior Performance. 

6. Maen Aloquili, Jordan, given award for raising awareness for cancer by HRH Princess Ghida Tala

Maen won the best social media campaign award for his work raising awareness of cancer and the dangers of smoking. 

 

7. Jemima Lovatt, United Kingdom, successfully helped to change domestic abuse policy in the UK  

Jemima Lovatt, as chair of the OYW working group on Domestic Voilence, collaborated with Stand Tall and together were key contributers to the draft Domestic Abuse Bill. 

To read more about her work and the draft Domestic Abuse Bill, click here

8. Yasmeen Mjalli, United States, was featured on Marie Claire Arabia 

Marie Claire shared Yasmeen's powerful anti-sexual harassment printed t-shirt designs. 

9. Julius Karl D. Fieve has been named one of 50 most influential young Ghanians 

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