Khanya Mhlongo – Chief Ambassador S Africa
My name is Khanya Mhlongo and I am the chief ambassador for WASUP in South Africa. I was born in KwaZulu Natal on the 14th of September 2005. I’m currently in high school attending Hilton College. It was at school where I was introduced to Routes 2 Resilience, a six-month course on sustainability and 21st century skills. At the end of this course a few of my friends and I presented the launch of our carbon consulting company via Zoom, where Prof Gatrad was watching. He connected with me and instantaneously I knew this was my kind of work. A time sensitive solution with formidable obstacles and creative people daring enough to pursue it. I’ve debated at a national level where teams have under an hour to construct complex argumentation, WASUP is my opportunity to do the same but with a few years instead of an hour and to build a sustainable future instead of a case.
Fatma Ahmed Al Sabahi – Chief Ambassador – Yemen
Fatma Ahmed Al-Sabahi, 25 years old, from Yemen. Graduated from Political Science at Jordan University. Currently studying a Master’s studies in Conflict Management and Humanitarian Action in Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. Has an interested in women’s political empowerment, and working as a researcher in Gender issues and violence against women (GBV). Passionate about Generating and creating solutions for Climate changes related issues.
Being part of the WASUP Group and Leaders for Change Organization, has inspired me and my team to draw a road map tackling Yemen’s Climate issues, looking for an applicable, affordable, and helpful solutions for Yemenis not just during war and conflict, but also during the coming peacetimes.
Ajida Osman- Chief Ambassador Malawi
WASUP Malawi have outlined the following activities
- We want to make use of all social media platforms to create awareness through posting fliers, short videos and posters containing WASUP messages
- We want to engage the authorities to allow us collaborate with the city assembly in the presidential initiative which involves cleaning (litter collection) in the cities every first Friday of the moth
- When Schools open in January 2021 we want to engage different primary and secondary schools to have clubs in which children and students will be implementing the simple WASUP objectives of awareness and litter collection in their surrounding areas. We will start with visiting schools from the southern region
- We also want to incorporate into creative arts subject, an activity which will involve the kinds learning how to make carrier bags using locally available materials. This will give people a message of getting rid of plastics while offering them alternative way of carrying their things from the market. This project will start at Focus International Academy as a pilot.