PHOTOS- 11yr old Nigerian Zuriel Oduwole appointed ambassador by Tanzanian First Lady

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Africa’s child ambassador, eleven year old Zuriel
Oduwole, the Nigerian girl making the global case
for educating the continents Girl Child and in the
process, re-branding Africa, has been appointed an
ambassador by Tanzania’s First Lady. Zuriel was in
the country last week – which was her second
county stop on her East African leg to launch the
acclaimed “Dream Up, Speak Up, Stand Up” project
aimed at inspiring/encouraging African girls.
On October 11th, Zuriel was in Dar Es Salaam to attend the United Nations UNFPA event which
focused on reducing the incidence of child marriage
in Tanzania.
After speaking at the event, she was formally
invited to the office of the first lady Mrs Selma
Kikwete (Zuriel pictured with the first lady above).
Mrs Kikwete commended Zuriel for her leadership at
such a young age, she also commended her for
bringing issues of girl’s education to several African
leaders, then the first lady formally appointed Zuriel
an ambassador for the largest foundation focused
on gender issue – Wanawake na Maendeleo
Foundation (WAMA) of which she’s the founding
patron.
Zuriel was presented with an intricate 3 foot statue
of unity, the same type presented to the US
president, to symbolize the effect of Zuriel’s in the
lives of Africa’s young women.#BeInspired.

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