My name is Redempta Muibu, I am from Kenya. Founder of Free The Girl Initiative Project. Our project supports underprivileged girls in the community with free sanitary towels to scale up their school attendance. We also run girl empowerment workshops focusing on hygiene management, self-awareness to build their confidence amongst many others.
My name is Rim Abdoh I’m 27 years old. I am born and raised in Denmark but have Arabic and North African roots. Growing up I used to be very confused i felt like floating between two different cultures that didn’t have much in common. Now I know it was a blessing it is. Denmark is multicultural country where I grew up having friends, students, colleagues from other countries and cultures sharing different opinions than mine and that challenge and expand the way I view and understood the world. I see cultures and differences in general as a fascinating and interesting aspect that should celebrated, I didn’t feel that was the case in Denmark which is why I joined the Mandela Mile Leadership programme in 2020. I couldn’t understand why a country like Denmark, rich in culture couldn’t see its own beauty as much as I could.