Nancy Kisangau is a fourth year student at Kenyatta University pursuing a Bachelor degree in Law. Prior to this, she worked in the Kenya National Human Rights Commission as an attaché in the Reforms and accountability department. She has also worked in the government sector as an intern in the National Housing Corporation, a state parastatal committed to effectuating housing rights for Kenyan citizens.
After graduating with a BA in Economics and English, Amanda worked for the Chilean Ministry of Education as an English teacher in Chile. While there, she volunteered for an urban development NGO that was carrying out 24 community projects and helped draft Frutillar, Chile’s successful application to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. During her career, she has worked with international youth on educational programs sponsored by the British Council and the U.S. Department of State. She is a former White House intern and an incoming Fulbright Scholar.
Felix is currently a National Youth Service Corp member serving his country, Nigeria at Ministry of Works, Uyo, Akwa Ibom. He graduated from Swansea University, with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering in 2014 and went on to complete a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering in 2017. Felix developed a strong devotion to Youth Empowerment and giving back to his Community during his time at Swansea University from various leadership roles e.g. Sports Officer and Trustee of Swansea University Students’ Union, Treasurer of 2 societies etc. These experiences gave him an appreciation of how initiatives can significantly impact people’s lives.
Harun Momanyi is a youth empowerment expert, a socioeconomic development journalist and an entrepreneur. He is passionate about the SDGs. Originally from Kenya, Harun currently works as the Head of Kenya with Reform Africa Group, a Pan-African organization focusing on creating solutions to help youth realize meaningful employment and tackle life challenges better. In 2014, he was finalist in the Haller Prize for Development Journalism, became and ambassador for the NUHA Foundation Global Blogging Prize in 2015, a Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 nominee in 2018 and was shortlisted for the BBC World News Service Komla Dumor Award in 2018.
Victor is an Engineer and a problem solver. He is passionate about education and poverty eradication. Victor currently works as Cofounder and facilitator of Tech the girl Child Africa (TGC) an outreach program that seeks to engage over 10,000 girl child, especially in Africa with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).
Victor is also serving as Director of sales and marketing at Mingcart, a company he cofounded in 2016 to unify Africa through culture and traditions.
Victor has received a number of prestigious National Merit Scholarship awards for his dedication to education. He hopes see everyone educated someday.
Ezinne is a youth passionate about issues pertaining to inclusive growth, sustainable development, climate change and the enormous transformations taking place in especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. She seeks to earn a doctorate degree in Development Economics and her career goal is to be a development economist in an international development organization.
“If you are planning for a year, sow rice;
if you are planning for a decade, plant trees;
if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.”
Global Schools recruits and trains community leaders and organizations to advocate for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in their communities, and supports schools in implementing our curriculum in classrooms.
We regularly survey and interview our local advocates, schools, and teachers to identify the needs and challenges of our stakeholders in order to design our advocacy and research methodologies accordingly.
We identify, showcase and celebrate advocates, partners, communities, schools, classrooms, and/or teachers that are effectively implementing ESD, and use this to motivate other stakeholders to accelerate their efforts.
Global Schools program
More than 500+ community leaders
from 80+ countries
Global Schools Advocates promote the SDGs in various school settings and mobilize young people around the SDGs.
The Advocates go through a training period and then serve as champions of the Global Schools Program locally and have the mission of coordinating local efforts to empower schools and teachers to educate children on the SDGs.
Out of the Advocates that filled out the Graduation Survey
across 80 countries
completed presentations at 2,009 schools
successfully communicated with 7,720 schools
About the importance of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)!
90% of the advocates express interested in continuing to engage with the program and 94% said that they would recommend becoming an Advocate to their peers and colleagues.
92% of the Advocates Agreed or Strongly Agreed that being a global schools Advocate helped them grow professionally and contributed towards their career goals.
89% of Advocates Agreed or Strongly Agreed that their work had a positive effect on their community.
91% of Advocates Agreed or Strongly Agreed that their work increased awareness in of the SDGs in their community.
Advocates come from a variety of backgrounds, and have varying motivation that brings them to the Global Schools Program
Desire to teach curriculum on the SDGs and sustainability;
Desire to continue youth activism work;
Desire to contribute to a positive, global mission and create sustainable impact or change in their community and country;
An opportunity to further their career and build their network;
An opportunity to engage with students;
An opportunity to expand knowledge on the SDGs;
Prior interest in global citizenship education and sustainability;
Passion for transforming lives and communities;
Passion or prior experience in development work.
Get to know our Global Schools Advocates in action!
“It has been my life-long dream to help my community in one way or the other and this program has given me an avenue to be bold and address societal problems by starting first from the classroom through education.”
- Advocate from Nigeria