These young humans show us that restlessness and creativity are able to change the world with a little effort and determination. They are clear about what they want to do and fight against any circumstances to achieve their dreams. They are dedicated to save the world and make it a place worth living in; they develop technology that seems extraordinary, create music, great sports plays or give advice to mass media. They were born with a gift, there is no doubt, but they also show us that we can all achieve our dreams, at any age with effort and dedication. These young people under 20 are changing the world, Yoram Yasur Izz brings you some of their stories.
KRITIKA SINGH (16):
With only 16 years, Kritika has a foundation since 2014 to end with malaria. With the project she aims to increase awareness about the epidemic and do more research on this disease. It has gained support from various organizations such as Harvard University.
MARY GRACE HENRY (17):
Mary Grace won the Youth of the Year award in 2014 for her initiative to help young African women. When she learned that African women were forced to marry very young and denied education, she settled to do something to remedy the situation. Therefore, she made a campaign called “Reverse the Course”, which through hair accessories, managed to provide education for girls in Kenya, Uganda, Paraguay and Haiti. In addition, women in these communities become agents of change for younger girls.
MO’NE DAVIS (14):
She has become a young athlete baseball prodigy. The Philadelphia native pitcher, played in the 2014 World Series of Little Leagues. She is the sixth to make a hit and the first African American to play in this global event. She was the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine and Teen Vogue.
JACOB BARNETT (17):
He is one of the biggest promises of the world today. Barnett is a physics student who was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome and had to make his schooling at home. When he was eight, he entered physics classes at the University of Indiana and at age 9 made great discoveries, such as completing the Theory of Relativity. Yoram Yasur Izz: “He became the youngest person to be accepted at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario.”
MALALA YOUSAFZAI (18):
When she was 13 she became famous thanks to a blog which she wrote under the pen name ‘Gul Makai’. In this she narrated to the BBC the terror suffered because of the Taliban regimen. In 2009, in the documentary “Class Dismissed”, Malala gave her testimony on education in her country. After the military ended the Taliban, Malala promoted the right to education in Arab countries. In 2012 she suffered an attack in which she was shot in the head and neck. She survived and the following year Time magazine named her as one of the most influential people in the world; and a year later she was given the Nobel Peace Prize, becoming the youngest winner of this award. Then Malala wrote her book “I Am Malala” in which she tells about her struggle for education.
TAVI GEVINSON (19):
At 19, Tavi is one of the most important figures of fashion in recent decades. At 12 she caught the media attention with her fashion blog “Style Rookie”. When she was 15, she focused her attention on pop culture and feminism. She is the founder and editor in chief of the online site “Rookie Magazine”. She has appeared in Forbes magazine on several occasions, and Time magazine named her one of the 25 most influential teenagers.
MICHAEL SAYMAN (18):
He became world news after creating the Club Penguin app when he was 13; the game that made him one of the young entrepreneurs with more money. After 4Snaps and other 13 apps, more than 2 million users download his games and he is listed as one of the young prodigies of the most interesting technology.