“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”
– Margaret Mead
Who says “the beautiful ones are not yet born”? Well, in the fast-paced world that we inhabit, no one can deny that the beautiful ones are born and here now. They are the next generation of leaders, inventors, academicians, etc. These are the young people who are making the difference now in this generation, greatly contributing to the growth and development of our world, making a difference across diverse human endeavours and competing, as well as challenging, the older generations to step up in the advancement of our world.
Here’s our good news review of examples of the beautiful ones who are influencing their world and imploring us to challenge ourselves by doing something worthwhile as no one is ever too small to be effective.If you doubt it, try living in a house with mosquitoes.
One of the beautiful ones is Zuriel Oduwole, a 15-year-old from Los Angeles who seems to be following in the footsteps of Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai, through her advocacy and promotion of education for girls in Africa. Zuriel, who was born in the USA to parents of Nigerian and Mauritian origins, has in the past 6 years been granted audience to speak with no fewer than 24 presidents and ministers. Doing great things at a tender age, Zuriel was named this year as one of Africa’s 100 most influential women. Also, at age 10, she became one of the youngest to be interviewed by Forbes magazine.
Fatima Al Kaabi is a 15-year-old eleventh-grader in Manor Hall International School, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, who is also an award-winning inventor, innovator, and public speaker. She started inventing robots since she was seven and, in 2015, she was awarded the United Arab Emirates Pioneer Award for being the youngest female inventor by Dubai ruler, Sheikh Mohammad. Fatima was inspired, not only by her parents creating a conducive environment for her inventions but also by their jobs as her father is an engineer and her mother works in IT. She is set to do greater things and she implores other teenagers to set their hands on deck to build a better world.
With the rate at which our world is progressing the future is not some faraway destination but the future is now. The young are creating it already, challenging us to do same.
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