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Fadzai Manyeza’s Profile. My name is Fadzai Manyeza and I am 19 years old from Zimbabwe, residing in South Africa. I am driven to achieve academic excellence and I have succeeded that throughout my high school career.

In 2015 I was one of the top academic achievers selected to travel on the academic achievers tour to the United States of America where we attended private lectures at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale, Columbia University and had guided tours at Harvard University and visited the United Nations Headquarters in New York City where we were privileged to witness the prestigious summit and engaged with ambassadors and councils.

Throughout high school I held many leadership roles.I was elected into the Student Council as a


prefect, an executive in the Leader- suring that the girl child does not ship in Action Committee and the miss a day of school as a result of chairperson of the public speaking lack of sanitary pads. In 2016 and rhetoric committee. I was selected among 75 students I am extremely passionate about to represent the youth of South sustainable development and en- Africa at the South African In-

stitute of International Affairs (SAIIA) Young Leaders Conference and tackle social issues

that are affecting our generation. We drafted a resolution in which we handed over to the presidential office at the union buildings in the Presidential Cabinet Room and pledged to take action in which I pledged to help underprivileged girls with sanitary pads. It is said that more than 7 million girls in South Africa miss days of school during their menstrual cycle because they cannot afford pads. As I had pledged to help underprivileged school girls with san-

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