Bansari Mehta

 
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As a peer mentor, I will support our youth in their development to become global citizens who are agents of change. The Youth Assembly offers a platform for motivated individuals like me to provide measurable goals for younger participants to achieve under clear guidance and direction of assigned, experienced peer mentors.
— Bansari Mehta

Mumbai, India native Ms. Bansari Mehta developed a passion for global grassroots community service early in life.  This passion stuck with her throughout her schooling including her Master’s Degree in the United States.

Ms. Mehta is a board member of Suited for Success which helps achieve women self-sufficiency and economic independence and is on the Stand against Racism Committee. She fully understands the skills necessary to maintain full time employment while working with local colleges to mentor low income, first generation college bound minorities. Ms. Mehta advocates at the legislative level for the “Shot@Life Childhood Immunization” UNF campaign. She is a United Nations-USA Emerging Leaders Fellow and also a Fellow of the highly prestigious New Leader’s Council.

Working with the American Red Cross, she was assigned to be the Lead Project Manager for the “Preparedness Outreach Program” which promotes public education involving natural disasters.  She also serves on the board of the local United Nations chapter leading this chapter in areas of community involvement and cultural understanding.

Ms. Mehta has been awarded Oklahoma’s 30 under 30 award by NextGen. She also received The Business Times Top 20 under 40 award; furthermore the Oklahoma’s 40 under 40 award by The Gazette (2017) and also Achievers Under 40 Award by the Journal Record (2018). Ms. Mehta is a 2018 nominee for the Woman of the Year award. She has received a formal citation for professional achievements and community service from the State of Oklahoma.    

Currently, she is employed as the Medical Practice Administrator for several Ophthalmologists in Oklahoma managing five locations and twenty-five staff members.

Ms. Mehta is fluent in seven languages and is well known in the community for her avocations of adventure sports, archeology, astronomy, and air flight.  

Diandre Clarke

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It is my honor to serve as a Peer Mentor for The Youth Assembly. To be given this opportunity to build my leadership skills (which is essential for an entrepreneur). Making a positive impact on someone’s’ life is a priceless experience.
— Diandre Clarke
 

Diandre Clarke graduated Fairfield University in 2018 with a degree in business management. Clarke currently works as a management trainee for Enterprise-Rent-A-Car a family owned business, hoping this experience will encourage her even more to branch out into business for herself. Clarke loves to learn which is why she finds herself going back to Fairfield University this Fall to get her masters in Business Analytics. In her spare time Clarke writes numerous short stories and poems , a few which have been published in Fairfield independent student newspaper, The Mirror.

At the moment Clarke is working on a novel as well as her ‘baby’ company Belle. It all began for Belle LLC in 2009, when aspiring entrepreneur Diandre Clarke was going through some of the most difficult years of her life in middle school. At this time, Clarke had to deal with first-hand bullying and low self-esteem. With her non-profit organization , Belle, Clarke hopes to spread self-confidence and empowerment to those who need to realize that they are beautiful inside and out.

Pamir Ehsas

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I aspire that my contributions as a mentor would strengthen my mentees understanding of successful social ventures and that it would equip them with the appropriate set of tools to address social issues in their home countries.
— Pamir Ehsas
 

Pamir Ehsas is a law student at University of Oslo who is currently on leave to study Political Economy at the University of Oxford.

He is the founding CEO of Brighter Tomorrow, and through their nationwide fundraiser campaign “Studentaksjonen”/The Student Campaign, they have ensured the right to education of 1,750 Afghan children and youth.

His advocacy work has involved being a Youth Delegate to the United Nations during several occasions, and proposing guidelines to the Norwegian Parliament during two separate hearings on Afghanistan-Norway relations. Pamir has been a vocal voice in Norwegian public debate as a former youth columnist and editor at Aftenposten (biggest newspaper in Norway). 

His achievements have led him to become a multi-award winning young philanthropist, amongst others, the recipient of a leadership prize awarded by Crown Prince of Norway and the Outstanding Youth Delegate Award during The Youth Assembly.

 

Louise Mabulo

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I absolutely look forward to connecting with some of the top young minds from all over the world, and collaborating with them to take bold steps toward generating a tangible effect on today’s world.
— Louise Mabulo
 

Louise is an award-winning chef, entrepreneur, agriculture advocate, public speaker, and competitive archer. She promotes sustainable agriculture, and farm-to-table cuisine.

From the United Kingdom, Louise migrated to a rural area in the Philippines, where she runs her own Farm and Culinary Lounge. There, she perceived the importance of ensuring food security and supporting the indigenous farmers of her locality. Consequently, she established her venture, The Cacao Project, aiming to promote agriculture, fair trade, reforestation, while providing farmers with a sustainable, high income livelihood. At the 2017 Winter Youth Assembly, Louise won a lifetime Fellowship from the Resolution Project for her social venture, The Cacao Project. She returned to the Youth Assembly again in 2018 as a Youth Assembly Ambassador. She was recognized as the Outstanding Youth Ambassador at the 21st Session of the Youth Assembly.

Louise is a graduate of Social Entrepreneurship at the Watson Institute Philippines, Ambassador of Operation Smiles Philippines, Breville Philippines, and the Department of Tourism’s Flavors of the Philippines.

Daniel Sebugwawo

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Young people are not just a number or statistics, we are a thread the holds the future of the world together.
— Daniel Sebugwawo
 

Daniel Sebugwawo (born 15 November 1989) is a Human Rights advocate in Uganda and the founding member of Reach Young People Uganda in Kampala, Uganda. He is the founder of Suubi Community Development Organisation, an initiative aimed at helping rural women and girls in Uganda acquire tech skills to do business and pursue technology careers.

Yousef A. Bin-Ageil

 
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Yousef A. Bin-Ageil is a visionary and co-founder of Jaygoe. He was born in Saudi Arabia. He is a global youth activist, technologist, and investor. He uses interpersonal skills and experience around collective action to engage citizens at all levels, from grassroots to the government (glocal), to promote progress in the areas of youth, education, technology and innovation, particular climate change and justice in particular.

In 2017, he was invited by (Team 54 Project) to attend a project in helping the mayor of Catbalogan City, Samar in the Philippines to launch the SDG’s to over 100,000 people and was the first to innovate with tech in the region. He also partnered to help organize a vocational high school in Pangandaran Indonesia (SMK Bakti Karya), where we teach technology and media production.

Graduated with honors, he is a technology and innovation specialist, business professional and a successful entrepreneur. He is currently in Jakarta working closely with the president and government of Indonesia on innovation and technology. Having lived for many years in the United States, he plans to attend MIT or Harvard to further his education. He developed innovative programs, incorporating trends on the leading edge of tech and holds patents on inventions.

He’s an effective problem solver, well organized and focused on coordinating projects. He is skilled and thorough in analyzing problem situations and finding creative solutions.

Siddharth Asthana

 
 

Siddharth Asthana is an entrepreneur and a social entrepreneur from Bareilly, a medium-sized city in UP, India. An electronics engineer, he started his career with Infosys Technologies, a multinational Indian IT behemoth.

In 2014, he co-founded his technology startup “Fullsleeves technologies pvt. ltd.” Coming from a humble background, he wanted to use his education to bring a change in the society. In 2015, he launched his non-profit organization “Laadli foundation” to cater the problems of his hometown, Bareilly. His foundation runs a not-for-profit school and educates more than 200 underprivileged kids annually.

Till now, his team of doctors has provided free medication to more than 2000 poor women and kids. His team is working on issues such as gender equality, women education, social evils against women, health and well-being and climate change.

Siddharth attended the 2017 Winter Youth Assembly and is now working on a for-profit social venture “Oneiri global” with the fellow Youth delegate from France, Jeremy Chane-Tu.

 

Shermin Luo

 
 

Shermin Luo is currently serving as an NGO Youth Representative at United Nation-DPI, where in addition to advocate for issues around youth, she co-chairs the program committee for the 2017 annual NGO event to raise awareness and action on SDGs.

Shermin have extensive experience in social entrepreneurship having founded a for-profit social venture Ipromoter Image, which is an AI-powered personal fashion assistant that helps professional women in developing countries dress for success, and an education nonprofit Global Youth Mentorship Initiative(GYMI), which is dedicated to bridging educational disparities by providing underprivileged students with mentorship focused on independent learning, interdisciplinary studies and critical thinking.

She was recognized as a rising social entrepreneur by nonprofit organization the Resolution Project, Young Real Leader Prize, and Impact Squared. Shermin graduated with a B.S. in Operations Research- Engineering Management System, and a minor in Entrepreneurship& Innovation from Columbia University.