Power to young advocates

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Hannah Godefa, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador (video capture)

One quarter of the world's population today is youth. Like never before, young people are using social media to voice their opinions and influence change.

But education is vital to enabling young people to fulfil their potential. Hannah Godefa, a 16-year old UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, is passionate about girls' education.

When Canadian born Hannah was visiting her home country Ethiopia for the first time at the age of 7, she became close friends with a girl her age, but was shocked to learn that her Ethiopian friend could not continue their letters because she had no pencils.

Touched by the situation, she became the founder of the Pencil Mountain Project which has now delivered more than half a million pencils to thousands of children in rural Ethiopia.

Rodrigo Riaza, a Spanish Global Youth Ambassador for Education spoke to Hannah and asked her what inspired her to become the advocate that she is today.

Duration: 2'39"

 

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