Your Bi-Weekly Update: Ambassador leads Black Lives Matter protest & more

In the midst of numerous global challenges, OYW Ambassadors have demonstrated their continued leadership in their countries and communities. This week, Ambassadors have been leading the worldwide anti-racist movement, joined forces on new initiatives, and have been globally recognised for their incredible work. Learn more below.

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Last week, Noel Williams proudly led a Black Lives Matter peaceful protest through London.

Noel is a UK Criminal Justice Policy Consultant, working tirelessly to help change the lives of the most vulnerable communities in society through social and justice sector reform.

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Read One Young World's statement in support of the worldwide anti-racist movement

GO!.com, an online learning platform founded by Chris Eigeland, raised $40 million in funding. The organisation's backers include Microsoft, FutureLearn and Salesforce.

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Benson Saulo was appointed as the Chair of the Aboriginal Wellness Foundation and will support the exciting next steps of the foundation.

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Maria Alejandra Tellez, Lemnec Tiller and Leonardo Ávila have joined forces to launch a campaign to raise money for the purchase and delivery of food kits, aid and water tanks. This project will benefit more than 1,000 people living in La Guajira and Boyacá, two vulnerable provinces in Colombia.

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Alvaro Daza took part in a digital event organised by the Colombian Consulate in Stockholm. He shared his expertise on how young people can create impact within their communities, even with minimal funding.

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Iki Chan launched Foster Hong Kong to empower young leaders to become global citizens through educational technology and their flagship social enterprise internship program.

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Not wanting to stay idle during lockdown, Felipe Gonzales Andersen has founded a new initiative, 0 Plastic Menorca, which aims to promote sustainable tourism to the island.

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Dwayne Griffith graduated with a Bachelor’s in Social Entrepreneurship from Lynn University, in collaboration with the Watson Institute.

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The Social Changemakers and Innovators (SOCHAI), founded by Lead2030 winner Bonita Sharma, celebrated its first year of operation.

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The Malian Academy of Leadership and Innovation invited Mohamed Salih to provide his expertise on 'Innovative ways to tackle the skills gap between universities and the labour market'

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Go To-U, a green charging network founded by Lyubov Artemenko, made it through to the finals of the Movin'On Connect 2020 Startup Challenge. This award seeks the top initiatives from around the world that are solving sustainable mobility challenges.

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