26 year-old Bridget Akurut, a FAWE alumni from Uganda is one of the 17 youth champions from Africa, Asia and Latin America partnering with the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) to raise awareness of the barriers to education with an aim to influence the ambition of global leaders to finance education and development.
The Kampala native has been an advocate for girl’s education for over a decade and has a record of accomplishment of past and current engagements on youth empowerment. She is currently the Alumni Representative to the FAWE Africa General Assembly, a member of the Educate – Her Alliance, Youth leader in Archdiocese of Kampala among others. She strongly believes that education creates equal opportunities for both boys and girls.
The 17 youth leaders are young education activists based in GPE partner countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America are supporting GPE’s financing campaign to transform education systems in their countries and around the world.
(Inset: Ms. Bridget Akurut)
In the next one year, Bridget and the other youth leaders drawn from Kenya, Comoros, Zimbabwe, Honduras, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Nepal and Afghanistan will take part in several virtual events, and will be speaking up for education. These events include:
- GPE’s financing campaign
- Discussions with global and regional youth networks such as the Y7, the youth platform of the G7
- Global, regional and national policy forums such as Generation Equality linked events and parliamentary discussions.
The entire FAWE fraternity wishes Bridget all the best as she embarks on this noble cause.
(Featured image by GPE/Youth Leaders)