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Amonge Sinxoto Named One of the Global Teen Leaders for 2019

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Co-founder of Blackboard Africa, Amonge Sinxoto has just been selected as one of 2019’s Three Dot Dash Global Teen Leaders (GTLs).

The initiative run by the We Are Family Foundation (WAFF) has selected 33 candidates from 15 countries and six continents between the ages of 13 and 19. These are teens who are helping to address pressing issues around the world.

Amonge was nominated in the education stream, and the Three Dot Dash website describes her as a “social entrepreneur and emerging creative.” It was Amonge’s creation of a platform, in Blackboard Africa, a youth lead non-profit, which aims to empower youth through mentorship and leadership programs.

About the accolade, Amonge said:

During this summit I will receive training to further develop and expand my work and impact. I can’t wait to meet everyone and soak up as much knowledge as I can to impact the lives of young people on the African continent! Thank you Mr Allen for the nomination and my fam and friends for continuous support! God is already doing the things in 2019!

 

 

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I am super excited and honored to share that I have been selected as one of 33 passionate and influential teens worldwide, and named a Global Teen Leader for 2019. As part of the initiative run by @wearefamilyfdtn I will be repping South Africa 🇿🇦 and @blackboard_africa at the Global Teen Leaders: Just Peace Summit taking place in NYC in a few weeks. During this summit I will receive training to further develop and expand my work and impact. I can’t wait to meet everyone and soak up as much knowledge as I can to impact the lives of young people on the African continent! Thank you Mr Allen for the nomination and my fam and friends for continuous support! God is already doing the things in 2019! Please check out full profile with link in my bio

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Blackboard Africa

Amonge, previously appeared in our 19 under 19 feature, where she was highlighted for her role as co-founder of nonprofit social entrepreneurship organisation Blackboard Africa.

‘Blackboard Africa is aimed at eradicating the youth’s major issues regarding identity, self-esteem and developing leaders who are going to transform the African narrative by being the next generation of global innovators,’ she said. ‘We hold various workshops to upskill African youth and have specifics focus on both the development of the girl child as well as the boy child.

‘With Africa having the largest youth population in the world, we want to ensure and build a network and ecosystem of like-minded people doing amazing things on the continent and connecting with one another to make an even bigger impact,’ says Amonge about the organisation. 

Amonge’s role in the organisation includes content curation, writing, as well as seminar and workshop facilitation.

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