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Real Leaders

100 Visionary Leaders

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Canada

FAITH DICKINSON

Founder,

Cuddles for Cancer

Vision:

To make cancer patients

comfortable as they go through

treatments and to empower

youth around the world to make a

difference locally and globally.

Action:

Began making her signature

Cuddle blankets for cancer patients

around the world at age nine – a

total of 2,500. Is a firm believer that

"you are never too young to make a

difference."Currently bringing "Make

a Difference Day" to Canada.

Facebook: CuddlesForCancer

“Be the change you wish to see in the

world.” - Gandhi

26 |

Australia

GEN GEORGE

Founder,

Skilld

Vision:

To connect small businesses

to local talent instantly, so they can

focus on growing their business.

Action:

Gives small businesses

access to cutting-edge technology at

cost effective prices. Formed a female

entrepreneur group LMBDW which

in the last year has grown to over

20,000 women around the world,

that supports women in business.

www.skilld.com

“If you haven't got anything nice to

say, then don’t say anything at all.”

- Phil George

25 |

Tanzania

SIRJEFF DENNIS

Founder, Jefren

Agrifriend

Vision:

To improve Africa's

nutritional status, where no child

goes to bed on an empty stomach

and goes to school with a full lunch

box.

Action:

Realizing Africa's huge

agricultural potential, Dennis

combines knowledge and skills to

ensure sufficient production of food

for marginalized communities to help

eradicate hunger and malnutrition.

Linkedin: Sirjeff Dennis

“It's not true that agriculture has

failed to attract Africa's young

people, we have failed to make

agriculture attractive to our youth.”

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Hong Kong

JAMIE CHIU

Founder,

The Brightly Project

Vision:

A world where every young

person feels awesome about who

they are and excited for their future.

Action:

Reducing the ‘suck’ for

teens who experience depression,

shame, and loneliness. Creates apps

that spread positivity and shows

teens they are not alone in their

struggles – that people who care

are all around. Inspires them to be

themselves and not judged for having

a mental illness or being different.

www.TheBrightlyProject.org

“Be somebody who makes

everybody feel like a somebody.”

- Kid President

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Zambia

LUYANDO KATENDA

Cofounder, Agents of

Change Foundation

Vision:

An increased involvement

by youth in governance to change

the mindset of young people about

politics

Action:

Since 2014 has trained

100 young people across Zambia to

become ethical leaders who engage

in productive dialogue and have the

opportunity to air their opinions.

www.agentsofchangefoundation-

zambia.org

“Our deepest fear is not that we are

inadequate. Our deepest fear is that

we are powerful beyond measure.” -

Marianne Williamson

27 |

Malaysia

ZIKRY KHOLIL

Cofounder,

Incitement

Vision:

To spark social change,

spread positivity and build the world’s

largest platform for transformational

abundance.

Action:

Creating next-generation

social businesses through incitement –

powered by inspirational talks. Making

it easy for proactive youth, social

causes, and brands to tackle global

issues together. Giving brands easy

access to social projects and rewarding

their support with branding incentives.

www.theincitement.com

“When you have a strong 'why',

you cannot fail in the business of

helping people.”

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Canada

CHRISTINE MAGILL

High School Teacher

Vision:

Students that are

empowered to be compassionate

global citizens and take action to

improve the world.

Action:

Working with students to

encourage them to become global

citizens. Offers opportunities to

volunteer locally and globally, and

coordinates fundraisers. Teaches with

a focus on genocide, particularly

about Rwanda.

Linkedin: Christine Magill

“Every individual has the power

to make a difference, all it takes to

start is one small action.”

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Ghana

SULLEY AMIN

ABUBAKAR

Founder, Zaacoal

Vision:

A world where we respect

the climate and the environment.

Using waste for the benefit of

humanity.

Action:

Started a clean and

affordable charcoal business that

converts organic waste to energy –

that promotes a better environment,

saves forests and eliminates smoke

from kitchens (cooking smoke alone

kills about 4 million people annually,

mostly in Africa). Employment for

those that collect the raw materials

and sell the charcoal.

www.zaacoal.com

“Just Move!!!”

30 |

Canada

EMILY HICKS

President,

FREDsense Technologies

Vision:

To solve some of the world's

most pressing concerns using biology

and engineered organisms.

Action:

Engineers bacteria to help

understand water contamination

across the globe. Mentors high

school and university students in

science and biology and guides them

in applying this knowledge to have

an impact on global issues.

www.fredsense.com

“The challenge is that the day

before something is truly a

breakthrough, it's a crazy idea.

And crazy ideas are very risky to

attempt.” - Peter Diamandis

JAKE OKECHUKWU EFFODUH

Human Rights Lawyer,

Actor and Presenter

Vision:

To see an end to ethnic and

religious tensions.

Action:

The Council on African Security

and Development (CASADE) is dedicated to

the holistic advancement of Africa by creating

a reservoir of experts for guidance, projects and

counsel. Established The Climb Charity to ensure

all children under the age of 12 in Lagos, Nigeria

are in school by 2022.

www.casade.org

“Do whatever your hands find to do and

do it well. Always keep a positive attitude

– it's better to ‘be’ than ‘become’.”

Nigeria

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