Nysa Khanna

Chosen as the top nine global girls at the age of just 16, Nysa Khanna has been able to impact hundreds of thousands of people across 100+ countries. Currently she is a UNESCO fellow, the COO of Salubrious, WHO’s Youth hub member, a NASA NextGen student, South Australia’s student leader and has affiliations with many other international organizations. As a youth leader and an award-winning change maker, she is dedicated to promoting gender equality and health in all aspects of life. With a strong passion for creating a more inclusive and equitable world, she strives to inspire others to join her in this important mission.

Rochelle Prasad

Rochelle, an advocate for education rights and youth engagement, recognized by The Globe and Mail, is a dynamic figure passionately advocating for sustainable communities, youth engagement in politics, and positive societal change. With over a decade of experience in organizational development, community engagement, and stakeholder relations, including recognition by the United Nations for her leadership in Sustainable Development, Rochelle is dedicated to advancing UN SDG#4. As an author, teacher, and social entrepreneur, she amplifies her impact as a Youth Ambassador for organizations like @theirworld, @planinternationalcanada, and @youthtalks, demonstrating her unwavering commitment to building a more equitable and connected world.

Rochelle has a pulse on her community and also serves on the: Board at Options Community Services, BC’s Provincial Committee on Diversity in Policing, and World Vision International Youth Council -in these spaces she helps to build policy and shape change in themes of: quality life, public safety, and community engagement.

Because of her work and leadership, she is the recipient of: Canada's Volunteer Award Emerging Leader (BC and the North Region), Top 50 Change Makers in Canada by the Globe and Mail 2021, International Princess Diana Award, Canada 150 award in leadership, Surrey Board of Trade Top 25 Under 25, the Governor General Sovereignty Award, is the author of her book titled "Because We Can".

Rochelle has also been interviewed on: BBC International News, Global BC and local news channels,  published in the Globe and Mail, local magazines, and written about in over 50 articles in the world.

Pearl Oriele Perumal

As a medical scientist doubling up as an education activist and leadership development coach, my Ikigai is oriented toward problem-solving, reducing resource inaccessibility, combating educational inequities as well as advocating for youth empowerment. My interests stem from both science and education fields, with an emphasis on youth leadership development, student well-being as well as capacity building for social impact. Always guided by empathetic and servant leadership, as well as the desire to evolve youth into their true potential, I aim to equip them with the five minds of the future: the disciplined mind, the synthesising mind, the creating mind, the respectful mind as well as the ethical mind. Thus, having co-founded the youth-led initiative: Pearlitas of Wisdom - which aims to create youth empowerment, mental health awareness, access to opportunities as well as acquisition of knowledge and wisdom.

Apart from establishing solid transformational education frameworks, through learner-centered best practices; I also focus on co-creating, co-designing and collaborating with like-minded individuals and organisations. This propels change in promoting the essence of Ubuntu, reigniting imagination, implementing alternate education forms, and promoting psycho-social and emotional support systems to those on the African continent.

Noemi Letizia Baldissin

RACHEL

Rachel is an American education advocate and university student studying finance. Since age 12, she has fought anti-trafficking around the world through global volunteerism, anti-exploitation policy recommendations, and involvement in Indiana's anti-trafficking subcommittee. At 17, Rachel co-founded Building Financial Freedom, her organization dedicated to fostering financial literacy. She has educated 200+ individuals worldwide through strategic collaborations with organizations such as Northwestern Mutual.

Rachel has amplified her education work by serving as a youth advisory board member for Global Taleem, promoting SDG 4 as a Theirworld Global Youth Ambassador, and creating policies related to the future of education and work as a 2023 YOUNGA Delegate. Rachel has received recognition for her social impact work, and she has been featured on multiple panels and podcasts with organizations like New America and Next Gen Personal Finance to discuss her experiences. At the moment, Rachel is focused on combining her interest in business with her passion for social impact. She is currently developing a family foundation to provide financial support to Ghanaians who cannot afford to pay their medical bills.

Siyu (Suzanna) Chen

Siyu (Suzanna) Chen is a Chinese-Canadian student passionate about youth leadership and disability equality in education and beyond. She leads and participates in evidence-based, high-impact initiatives towards accessible sustainable development as a Global Youth Ambassador at Theirworld, a Millennium Fellow affiliated with United Nations Academic Impact, a Youth Fellow of the LearningPlanet Alliance, and a member of prominent disabled-led organizations, including Disabled Students UK and Diversability. Believing in the impact of youth voices, Suzanna has represented disabled youth perspectives at various international platforms, including as a delegate at the UN Economic and Social Council Youth Forum and the World Bank Group Youth Summit. Most recently, she wrote and delivered an intervention as an NGO representative during the 2023 UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), in which she advocated for more comprehensive consultation with civil society stakeholders and more inclusive data collection mechanisms in the Government of Canada’s effort towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Pok Wei Heng

Pok Wei Heng works as a climate change and sustainability consultant at EY, with a focus on sustainability strategies and modern slavery.

Pok is guided by notions of social equity, climate justice and indigenous solidarity. He is a Strategic Council Member of Climate Catalyst, a Board Member of Multiethnic Young Leaders New Zealand and a former Design Partner with the World Economic Forum on climate justice. He continues to champion the climate justice agenda through speaking at multiple high-level fora, with recent engagements including the Nobel Prize Dialogue and the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting at Davos.

Jules Simiand Brocherie

Jules Simiand Brocherie, 20 ans, est entrepreneur. Il est le fondateur du réseau social ExtraStudent, la plateforme de partage scolaire de référence entre les lycéens et étudiants français. En 2021, l’Ordre National du Mérite des Hauts-de-Seine lui décerne le Prix du Civisme et en 2022, il figure dans le palmarès Forbes des 30 leaders de moins de 30 ans.

Jules Simiand Brocherie

Jules Simiand Brocherie, 20, is an entrepreneur. He is the founder of the social network ExtraStudent, the leading academic sharing platform for french students. In 2021, the Ordre National du Mérite des Hauts-de-Seine awarded him the Prix du Civisme and in 2022, he was listed in the Forbes list of 30 leaders under 30.

KUDZAI

Kudzai is a young development and energetic development specialist with over 6 years of international experience working with the UN, NGOs and national governments. His areas of expertise is on youth peace, safety and security. He has worked and expert advisor, consultant and project support officer for the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime since 2017. He has worked on education, youth crime prevention and criminal justice programmes in East Africa as well as anti-human trafficking in Southern Africa.

His passion is in developing sustainable and adaptive development interventions that leverage on building strong institutions, protecting communities from crime and violence and promoting peace through youth engagement. His work under the award winning Education for Justice Initiative (E4J) is testament to the importance of building robust
civic education programmes and Kudzai’s commitment to education led programmes. He looks forward to continue contributing to developing global education led initiatives as a HEFG ambassador.

Manjeet

Currently working as a Global Building Advisor for United World Schools, Manjeet oversees the school construction related activities for UWS globally. He is also a member of UNESCO’s SDG4Youth group which is a network of
youth and education advocates from around the world.

Manjeet has over seven years of professional experience in the development and humanitarian sector with different development organizations. His expertise lies in construction and project management. He has led the construction of over 120 health clinics, schools, and WaSH facilities in different countries.

Manjeet is a licensed Civil Engineer in Nepal with an interest in sustainable development and technology. He believes that developmental interventions should build on cultural knowledge prioritizing the locally available resources to pave a way for resilient and self-reliant communities.

Armel Azihar sly-vania

Armel is a youth Educational Activist, advocate for girls and women’s rights. She is a youth advisor to the UN TES advisor committee. She has a track record in youth engagement and media communications, she works with IMARA Comoros as a youth educator and external relations communication manager . She is GPE youth Leader and active member of the SDG4 Youth &Student network where she advocate for equal, quality and inclusive education for all. She is the country Director and deputy Head for Education and Science cluster at The Southern African youth Forum. She is a professional interpreter and founder of ATIC agency of Translation and interpretation in the Comoros islands.

Trixie Ann Bautista

Trixie Ann Bautista is a 21-year-old Filipino who is actively participating to grassroots dialogues, consultations, engagements, and community development programs for the children and youth in the Philippines. She is a BA Legal Management student at the University of Santo Tomas. As a member and focal point of the Inclusive Education Working Group of the UNESCO SDG 4 Youth Network, she brings her advocacies on child’s rights, youth empowerment, and inclusive education in the policy development with other international youth leaders and nation leaders. She works with different communities and institutions in the Philippines as the founder of the STS-Western Visayas and the former Deputy Director for External Affairs of Streets to Schools.

Eliane R. El Haber

Eliane R. El Haber is from Lebanon. She is the Executive Committee Member for the Arab States at the UNESCO SDG4Youth Network, where she worked with UN OSGEY as part of the Youth Advisory Group to help organize the UN Transforming Education Summit Youth Declaration. Eliane is a winner of the 2022 UN ESCWA "Restoring Hope: Beyond War and Suffering" Competition.

She is the founder of G.H.A.D., a not-for-profit that helps students with their academic careers and academic financing; she works on research at the national and regional level focusing on curriculum and education system reforms; and she is a consultant at the Charity Donation Foundation, a non-profit organization working on poverty alleviation. Eliane holds a Bachelor's in Psychology and is currently completing two master's degrees, one in NGO management and the other in international business management.

Najoua Zhar

As an expert in sustainable development with more than 10 years of research and experience in the field, Najoua has a deep understanding of the complexities and interconnectedness of economic growth, social well-being, and environmental protection, and the SDGs in general.

She as worked with NGOs, UNESCO and the private sector and have experience in areas such as Corporate Social Responsibility, climate change mitigation, Green IT, etc.

Her experience as a volunteer project manager with the NGO “The Sustainable Development’s Youth” allows her to work closely with young people on projects related to sustainable development goals. She also provides conferences and sessions about the sustainable development issues and interviews for TV programs."

Tamilade Salami

Temilade Salami is the founder and Executive Director of “EcoChampions”, one of Africa’s largest networks of young environmentalists and activists, leading environmental change through climate education, leadership and advocacy. She has spent the past five years leading a group of over 200 young environmentalists across Africa. In this capacity, she has designed and developed various Climate change programs and projects across 26 African countries. Her work supports the integration of Climate Education into Nigeria's education system, and she has authored two environmental books to bridge the climate education gap in Africa. She holds a master's degree in Environment, Development and Policy from the University of Sussex.

She also launched the Climate Education Leaders Fellowship in Africa, a program that combines knowledge, expertise, and mentorship to prepare and educate the now and next generation of climate leaders. Her work has been featured multiple times on local and international news platforms such as BBC, TVC, and SKY news. She was recommended to help UNESCO co-develop guidelines to support policymakers in integrating climate education into education policies and curricula.

Anoushka Sinha

Anoushka Sinha, is a gender equality advocate, global health activist, STEM student, a UN leader, passionate about working with her community and ensuring everyone has equal access to resources and opportunities. Anoushka has always been passionate about driving change and bringing momentum for people's rights. She has worked with her community since she was ten and has impacted over 15000 children globally and campaigned and held leadership roles with multiple organisations like the United Nations, UNICEF, KidsRights Foundation, GirlUp, ONE Campaign on issues concerning gender inequity, health equity and education.

Anoushka is the recipient of the Diana Award which is the highest accolade a young person can receive for their social work. She is also one of the youngest fellows from India ever to be inducted into the Royal Society Of Arts, London. and shares the title FRSA with fellows like Madam Marie Curie, Stephen Hawking, Charles Dickens and Professor Gilbert(creator of the astrazeneca vaccine) among others. Anoushka has been a vital part of global change making events and has represented youth voice at the Youth Empowerment In Climate Actions Summit by UNDP Bangkok, UNEP Tunza as an Ambassador, youth activist at UNEP MGCY, young leader at UN ECOSOC, Top 30 at UNDP Youth Co:Lab, she led the only organisation from India to be selected by UN SDSN, represented India at UNESCO SDG4Youth Network, currently working with the UNICEF as a member of the Young People Action Team.

HISTORYOF THE
FOUNDATION

THE FOUNDATION WAS ORIGINALLY FOUNDED BY SKEMA BUSINESS SCHOOL AND SKEMA ENDOWMENT FUND.

SKEMA Business School (School of Knowledge Economy and Management) is a private establishment of higher education and research with the legal status of a non-profit association under the French “1901 law”. SKEMA is a member of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles. The school was approved by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research as an EESPIG (Private Establishment for Higher Education declared to be of public usefulness). It is a community devoted to learning and the creation and transmission of management knowledge and practice. Since its inception, SKEMA has become a global school with a multi-campus structure and a large portfolio of programs taught in English and in French. These range from undergraduate level to continuing education and are aligned with the Bologna higher education norms (Licence, Master, Doctorate).

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