Empowering Youth Leaders within the Eisenhower Fellowships network

By Sofia Terrile, EF Youth Leader (Argentina ’17)

Narcissistic? Lazy? Maybe not. Generation Y is demonstrating it has the same stamina as previous generations to act towards a positive impact in their communities and the world. Meet the Youth Leaders that can lead the way.

Yes, Malala Yousafzai may have the spotlight right now -and the Pakistani activist born in 1997 certainly deserves it- but there’s more to youth leadership all around the world. While specialists are still debating their features, millennials decided to take a step forward and some of them are proving they have the potential and the strength to make a positive impact on society and the environment. Bearing this in mind, Eisenhower Fellowships has launched a network of 32 students and professionals aged 18 to 25 from all around the world.

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Let us Learn

By Dami Makinde, EF Youth Leader (UK ’17)

 

Outside Royal Courts of Justice

My journey as a social activist and campaigner began in February 2015, when the university I had set my sights on attending for so long, told me I wouldn’t be able to go. My grades were good enough; my immigration status wasn’t. I found out that this meant I had no access to a student loan and my tuition fees would be considerably higher than those of my British born peers. Here’s why:

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