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May 7, 2015 Comments Off on News-Youth Actionnet
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Gulalai Ismail, founder of Aware Girls, won the Commonwealth Youth Award for Asiain recognition of her efforts in strengthening democracy and human rights in Pakistan.

Yaseen Khan, co-founder of The Open Medicine Project, was awarded Mobile Premiere’s Big Impact Award for his work in developing the Mobile Triage app to help hospitals treat patients more efficiently.

Wiclif Otieno, founder of KITO International, and Regina Mtonga, founder of theAsikana Network, were invited to participate in the recent Skoll World Forum in Oxford, England as part of the MasterCard Foundation’s Young Leaders Initiative.

Harjant Gill, founder of Tilotama Productions, was honored as DC’s Office of Motion Picture and Television Development’s Filmmaker of the Month for his films which explore the intersections of gender, sexuality, religion, citizenship, and transnationality.

Alfred Adjabeng (Ghana), Salu Mayowa (Nigeria), and Samuel Karyah (Liberia) areSocial Entrepreneurs Transforming Africa (SET) fellows who were awarded the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship for their outstanding leadership and community involvement.

Michael Long, founder of SailFuture, an innovative youth incarceration alternative program, was donated a 65′ sailboat based in Turkey that will be key to providing more transformational opportunities for high-risk youth. To bring it home to Sarasota, FL, Michael is raising funds by offering week-long sailing vacations in the Mediterranean.

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