Ever met someone who has discovered their purpose at a young age? Or someone who has sat down one on one and had discussions with various world leaders, entrepreneurs and even young people like herself.
Well, let us introduce you to Zuriel Oduwole. So who is Zuriel Oduwole?
She is a Girl Education Advocate, who currently she speaks and has spoken to youths in and out of school about how important education is, using herself as a typical example of what an educated girl can do.
Just recently, she was made Girl Education advocate Ambassador by Sahara group Foundation. She has now spoken to more than 25,000 in 13 countries including Ethiopia, South Africa, Ghana, Tanzania, Nigeria, as well as students in the Borough of Lambeth in London – UK, Hidalgo in Mexico and San Jose California – USA.
She is also a film-maker which she produced at the age of 9 years old on the the Ghana Revolution and made her first full feature docufilm at age 12 and it was showed2 movie theater chains, and screened in South Africa, United Kingdom, Ghana, Nigeria and Tokyo Japan. Her newest film released in August, 2017 was shot in 5 countries on 3 continents, over 2 months.
Climate Change can be a real treat most especially to education so she took it upon herself to talk about it and this has led her to meet the Prime Minister of Samoa, Prime Minister of Jamaica, Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Prime Minister of Tuvalu, President of Marshall Islands and the Prime Minister of Fiji, to learn more about the effects of climate change on their countries education development.
She delivered a keynote speech at COP23 on the direct and human geography effect of Climate Change on Education, in Island countries.
Some of her awards are:
* Youngest person in the world to be featured in Forbes Magazine at age 10 in summer 2013
* New York Business Insider feature as the Most Powerful 11 Year Old in the world in April 2014
* Listed in New Africa Magazine as one of Africa’s 100 Most Influential People of 2013, at age 11
* Appeared on BBC, CCTV, CNBC, TRT World, Bloomberg TV and ARISE. Featured on CNN.
* Met/Interviewed one-on-one 27 Presidents & Prime Ministers to talk global policy issues
* Youngest in the world in 2014 at age 12, to show a self produced movie in a Commercial Cinema
* Listed in ELLE Canada 2015 annual “33 Women Who Changed The World” feature
* Spoken to 26,250 children in 14 countries on Education and its Empowerment
* Produced a Girls Confidence documentary for Procter & Gamble at age 12
* In Forbes Afrique August 2016 – 100 Most Influential Women along with 2 Female Presidents
* Spoke at the UN on Climate Change and effects on Education in September 2016
We are proud of her achievement and we name her Most Influential 100 Class of 2018 Humanitarian and Religious category.