• Alia Whitney-Johnson (USA)

    Alia Whitney-Johnson is the founder of Emerge Global, a social enterprise in Sri Lanka that equips girls who have survived sexual abuse with the business acumen, financial capital, and life skills to lead healthy, self-sufficient lives. Using jewellery creation as a tool for education, art therapy, and financial empowerment, Emerge has enabled more than 550

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  • Jacob Carter (USA)

    Jacob Carter is an International Education and Nonprofit Consultant and is currently completing a doctoral program at the Center for International Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has over ten years of experience working in the education sector in Guatemala and recently returned from a 10-month Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship conducting research for the Guatemalan

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  • Rachel Kelly (Canada)

    I am truly inspired by other people…people who are out there dedicating themselves to making a difference. It is encouraging and challenges me to reassess the way I live and the choices I make. I have been a legal advocate for prisoners, assisting refugees, advocating for the housing rights of Cambodians and the rights of

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  • Sherry Miller (USA)

    What inspires me are the many examples of good, proactive, passionate work being done by so many around the world and here in Guatemala. What inspires me is my love for the good, for the planet, for humankind, for positive change and for my grandchildren and all children of the world who deserve our best.

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  • Lissa Cowan (Canada)

    What inspires me are people of different backgrounds, ages and experiences coming together with a common goal and vision for creating community, helping empower others through education and connection and making sure there is fairness and dignity every step of the way. When I see how young people can be transformed and in turn transform

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