Following her historic feature in the Forbes Africa magazine August 2013 edition, Zuriel Oduwole, the incredibly gifted and talented Nigerian Girl child, has just concluded a visit to Malawi, where she formally launched the second country destination point in her Dream Up, Speak Up, Stand Up program.
The program aimed at inspiring the African Girl Child was first launched in Nigeria in March this year.
She was welcomed to Malawi on Wednesday, October 2 by the US Ambassador, Jeanine Jackson and the
Public Affairs officer, Gabriel Hons Olivier.
Ambassador Jackson described Zuriel as a true Ambassador of Mutual Friendship, who has done an incredible job as a global citizen to bring a fresh perspective on the need to educate the African Girl Child.
Zuriel visited several schools, including the Bishop McKenzie School, Dzuka Girls High School, and the largest school in Africa for AIDS related Orphans – Jacaranda School.
She interviewed the schools founder; Marie Da Silva, a CNN Hero winner in 2008, on the challenges of delivering on the promise of the schools free education for the Orphans, in a tough environment
Zuriel capped off her stay with a visit to a radio station, where she spoke to students and their parents on the value of early education, and the need to keep the Girl Child in school.
She has since left Malawi for Tanzania, another East African country in the next stop of her program tour.
Zuriel has interviewed eight current African Presidents and two former African Presidents, covering a wide variety of topics from the UN Millennium Development Goals, to the Education of
They include the current Presidents of Liberia, Kenya, Cape Verde, South Sudan, Mauritius, Tanzania, Malawi, and Nigeria.
She also recently interviewed a select few high power delegate in New York to the just concluded Clinton Global Initiatives, including the Rev Jesse
Jackson, and the Denmark delegation to the UN, on DANIDA’s activities in Africa.
The Caribbean region is her next focus , where she is scheduled to start meeting with leaders from the region starting with Jamaica, later this month.
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