MON, APRIL 24 2017-Accompanied by his wife Melinda as head of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Microsoft founder Bill Gates has lent his voice to youth empowerment across Europe. They headlined an event in Paris organized by one of Frances largest social development NGO’s- Printemps Solidaire, which brought more than 500,000 youths to the Champs Elysees, in celebrating the power of youths in changing the perception of social issues across the globe.
Zuriel Oduwole was also invited to share her experiences as a youth working on projects typically considered for adults, as head of her DUSUSU Foundation. She spoke about balancing being a youth, with her interests such as Girl Education advocacy and Film Making. Ndaba Mandela – the Grandson of the South African icon Nelson Mandela, talked as head of the Africa Rising Foundation, about the importance of a good Legacy, having come from one himself, being a Mandela.
Mrs. Melinda Gates commended Zuriel for finding her passion early, and working to make a difference in the lives of Girls across the globe. Zuriel shared her idea of building an e-school platform for Girls in rural parts of Africa, a similar platform on which she has successfully used e-learning for school, since she was just 4 years old.