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Young Ambassadors

Eduzine Global is delighted to have a team of Global Young Ambassadors, from all 5 continents, who are young achievers in their own right. Please click on the name below to meet each member of the team!

In Memory Of Adam BojelianAds The Poet - The Inspiration

Eduzine Global Eternally Inspirational Young Ambassador


Adam Bojelian (aka Ads The Poet) was a multi-award winning poet, author and young composer who had an incredible array of literary talent, way beyond his teenage years. Adam was also 'Eduzine Global ACE Young Achiever 2014', as well as being Poetry Editor for EduzineGlobal.com and also the first Eduzine Global Young Ambassador. Additionally, Adam regularly promoted literature and poetry and campaigned, via social media, for improved health services for all as well as promoting equality and various charitable causes.

Adam, had a love of dogs too, with his best friend 'Charlie Dog' being the subject of some of his wonderful poems. Adam, pictured here with his hugely inspirational and loving mother Zoe, sadly passed away on 24 March 2015 at just 15 years of age, although his work and his inspiration lives on.

Adam was, is and will forever be our Eternally Inspirational Ambassador. 

Sleep softly our wee Prince of Poetry.

Norina ShahThe Brightest Star

Eduzine Global Young Ambassador


Norina Shah is an astronomical achiever from the Pakistani city of Quetta. Norina has had a great interest in astronomy since she was about 8 years old. She became passionate about outer space and from this young age started to discover how to capture pictures of planets, stars and the moon in the night sky. Norina's passion for astronomy and her incredible desire to support and promote other young people is admirable, especially when you realise that her hometown is a place where women and girls are regularly targetted by extremists, simply for wanting to learn.

Norina was first runner up in the inaugural Eduzine Global ACE Young Achiever Awards in 2014.

Ariadna NateriAri-Awesome

Eduzine Global Young Ambassador


Ariadna Natteri initiated the 'Happy You Day', which takes place on 17 January each year. However, she is so much more than a happy young woman from Florida! Ari-Awesome, as she is known to her friends has achieved so much:

  • Silver Knight Nominee
  • Relay for Life Team Captain
  • Relay for Life Team Mentoring and Retainment Chair
  • City of Miramar Youth Advisory Youth Council Vice Chair
  • Everglades High Debate and Speech Historian
  • Dolphin Bay Kindergarten Volunteer
  • Foreign Language National Honor Recipient
  • Bank of America Student Leader
  • Intern with Congress Woman Debbie Wasserman Schultz

However, the above has not been nearly enough for this amazing young woman. She is also listed among the young non #STEM (Science Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) oriented individuals to contribute to the field of science, by assisting to raise over $7,000 for the American Cancer Society, towards eradicating cancer .

David Tobiloba Adeyemi Nigerian STEMsation

Eduzine Global Young Ambassador


David Tobiloba Adeyemi is a very bright young scientist & STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mechanics) leader from Lagos, Nigeria, who doesn’t really know how his innovative thinking started, but he does remember the days when he was a lot younger and highly enthusiastic about how things worked. He was always repairing any broken or worn-out gadget he came across. His parents treated him in an extremely unique way, although things were very hard for his family at the beginning, his parents still did everything possible to give him the best of the best at that early stage of his life.

However, David is not just a scientist. He writes brilliant poetry and has penned some excellent reports on subjects of global importance, such as Ebola.

Brittany AmanoHawaii's Finest

Eduzine Global Young Ambassador

Brittany Amano was raised in Hawaii. She lives in Honolulu, and enjoys creative writing, debating and dancing in her free time. Brittany is known for her smile, her energy, her outgoing personality and her giving spirit. She aspires to be a politician when she grows up.

Brittany has worked with various nonprofit organizations since the age of ten and has even started her own two called 'Hawaii’s Future Isn’t Hungry' and 'Teens Stopping Domestic Violence'. She has worked with organizations such as Leahi Hospital, YMCA, local food banks and is a member of the YWCA Young Women’s Network Board and the Hawaii Meth Project Teen Advisory Council. She is also an active member of her school’s Key Club and the Rotary. Brittany is a determined girl whose goal is to make a difference in the world. She also helps youth get involved in service and start their own social ventures.

Brittany has started and been a leader in many projects such as a walk to raise money for a school’s literacy program; school supply drives for homeless youth; and has just recently held a lemonade stand to raise money for her nonprofit organization. She enjoys helping kids because she believes that they are the next generation of leaders. Brittany is also a member of her school’s Model U.N. Team, , Science Olympiad Team, Entrepreneurship Competition Team, and is a writer for her school newspaper. Brittany is fluent in both Japanese and English and is currently learning Spanish. She wishes to also learn German, Chinese, and Russian since she wants to learn the languages of the four emerging economic superpowers: China, Russia, Japan, and Germany.

Brittany has also won many national and local awards for her community service work including the Prudential Spirit of Community Award, the Farm Rich Kids Who Give award and the Presidential Volunteer Service award. She also speaks at various local and national events about her community service work, including at TEDxHonolulu.

Carley WilcoxPerth's MADjestic Maiden

Eduzine Global Young Ambassador

Carley Wilcox (pictured with her wonderful mother Di) is a hugely talented young performer from Perth, Australia, who is truly making a difference through her amazing work for the Make A Difference Foundation (MAD). Carley told EduzineGlobal:

"The purpose of MAD is to raise significant funds through different projects to ‘make a difference’ to the lives of young people in particularly difficult situations. In 2012 MAD founded a new programme called the Youth Scholarship Programme (YSP). The YSP is supporting disadvantaged youth in Western Australia between the ages of 12 and 19, by supplying financial assistance to enable them to pursue their chosen field of interest; Dance, Science, Drama, Music, Community, Art, Sport, etc. I recently visited remote towns in Australia to determine how MAD could help organisations and individuals contribute to a positive change in their communities with the YSP programme."

Sam WaddingtonEmpowered Explorer

Eduzine Global Young Ambassador


Talented, teen journalist Sam Waddington from Winchester, UK has joined the Eduzine Global team of young ambassadors. He is also a young reporter who provides articles, blogs and full content for our website. Sam has already had many articles published in local newspapers and previously wrote about the amazing Naomi House Children's Hospice for Eduzine's printed publication. A number of features on EduzineGlobal.com have also been penned by this brilliant young man.

We look forward to publishing more of Sam's literary work, including event reviews and thought provoking articles as well as features on fellow young achievers, in the years ahead.

Aidan AirdIncredible Innovator

Eduzine Global Young Ambassador

Canadian teenager, Aidan Aird, is 'Eduzine Global 'ACE' Young Achiever 2015', an award he won as a result of a public vote, after being nominated by his fellow young ambassadors. Aidan's infectious enthusiasm for helping and promoting other young people, as well as his obvious talents in the field of STEM, has endeered him to his peers, resulting in this accolade.

Aidan Aird, like many young people, is passionate about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). However, Aidan took his passion to another level by setting up an organisation to help others learn about STEM. The Developing Innovations website & organization, established by Aidan, was designed to inspire, celebrate and promote young STEM students. Aidan says " It's a place we can share our knowledge, inspire and encourage the new generation of students interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. In addition, we plan to provide meaningful information about post-secondary funding opportunities and scholarships available to STEM students. Also, we plan to include a section on the website that will help graduating STEM students find a job in their preferred field of study."

Dean BhebheDream Believer

Eduzine Global Young Ambassador

Dean Bhebhe is a 22 year old from the southern part of Africa and speaks English, Ndebele, Shona, Zulu and Tswana. Three years studying in Cyprus has also given him a handful of knowledge for Turkish. Dean describes himself as a great events coordinator who is well versed with diversity, largely because of his background as a Junior Town Clerk for the city of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.


Dean says "It's very easy for me to align myself with change and be actively involved in any culture. I am a writer, a poet, blogger and a Dr Sheldon Cooper fan - ‘Big Bang Theory’. The thing I love most about being a young adult and something that rarely gets recognized is that we’re motivated. We have the courage to think differently and explore beyond our deepest imagination. We’re innovative and resourceful. The odds may be stacked against us and yet we still find a way to triumph. Be different and choose to stand up and stand out! That’s all it takes to be young. Why fit into a world that tries so hard to change who you are, when you were actually born to stand out!"

Joshua Williams Miami's Biggest Heart

Eduzine Global Young Ambassador


Joshua established his own organisation, Joshua's Heart Foundation and with an army of fellow compassionate youngsters, they continue to offer support, food, clothing and blankets to those in desperate need. Joshua has not only won a Disney Citizen Kid award and a CNN Young Wonder prize, but was also first runner up in Eduzine Global 'ACE' Young Achiever 2015, narrowly missing out on winning. 

At the tender age of five, Joshua Williams became passionate about assisting the needy, after viewing 'Feed the Children'. He was in disbelief about the children who were suffering worldwide. His first solution to the problem was that his mother should adopt some of these unfortunate children and send money to help others. His mother was touched by his compassion and promised they would help in whatever way possible. Weeks after his initial interest in helping the needy, his grandmother gifted him some pocket money. Joshua’s true desire to help shined through when he chose to give the money to a hungry, homeless person on a local street. Though his mother advised him that she would prefer to give the able-bodied person food, Joshua insisted that it was his money and his decision to give the man his money. Following this experience, Joshua’s vision to aid the needy started to blossom.

Ive JonesWonderful Treasure

Eduzine Global Young Ambassador

Ive Jones is a 12-year-old girl from Apex, North Carolina, USA, who is working to help kids left orphaned by the virus in West Africa. Ive (pronounced Ivy) decided to make clutches out of Liberian fabric in an effort to raise money for the orphans. She calls her purse 'A Clutch of Grace' and is aiming to provide hope to those who have lost their family members and have become orphaned. Kind-hearted Ive also selflessly asked for donations to a charity supporting Ebola orphans instead of birthday presents on her 12th birthday. That is an incredibly uplifting gesture which will hopefully inspire others to think about giving rather than receiving.


Ive Jones may only be 12 years old, but she’s got big plans to make a difference in the world. She’s diving headfirst into her charitable work to help African girls orphaned by Ebola. Her campaign is now gaining international attention, including a high-profile shoutout on social media from Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls organization.

Ive is also launching her own fabulous new initiative 'Grant A Wish Liberia'. She wants to continue to spread Ebola awareness by encouraging youth worldwide to learn more about the Ebola virus and also donate a day in their lives to the children orphaned by Ebola. It's no coincidence that in the week that Ive has joined the team of Eduzine Global Young Ambassadors, our 'Poem of the Week' was entitled 'Wonderful Treasure'. Ive most certainly is a Wonderful Treasure, not only to her family and friends, but to the team at EduzineGlobal.com and most importantly, to the fantastic children of Liberia who have sadly been orphaned by Ebola.

Gabriela & Natalia MaestreLil Cupcake Girls

Eduzine Global Young Ambassador

Lil Cupcake Girls

Gabriela and Natalia (aka Lil Cupcake Girls) have been baking cakes since the age of three. The awesome twins joined 'Team No Kid Hungry' at the age of 6 and began to bake for a cause. Since 2013 Gabriela & Natalia have donated their cupcake proceeds to help fight childhood hunger in America. In early 2015 Gabriela & Natalia, 3rd grade students from Orlando, Florida, were awarded a Sodexo Foundation Youth Grant through YSA (Youth Service America).

The girls have achieved so much at such a young age and have beautiful photogenic looks, beautiful hearts and bake beautiful cupcakes! Eduzine Global is delighted the girls have joined our team of Global Ambassadors who are all working hard for 'One Better World'.

Simone JohnstonTomorrow's Girl

Eduzine Global Young Ambassador


Simone Johnston (pictured) is a junior at Corona Del Sol high school in Tempe, Arizona, USA. She is a top performer in her class and a member of the National Honor Society (NHS). Simone is also a two sport varsity athlete, Tempe Youth Leader, Education Beyond the Classroom India Tutor, Holly Hope Cancer Foundation Head of Public Relations and holds a part-time job at Sole Sports. We are delighted to welcome Simone to our team, as an Eduzine Global Young Ambassador.

Simone told Eduzine Global:

"I am excited and want to be apart of Eduzine Global because I believe in the untapped potential of young people and therefore will be happy and dedicated to promoting the mission of this amazing program. I believe life is too short to do anything you don't love. Therefore, I love everything I do from my math classes to my company. Yet I believe everyone needs a break to be the most productive person possible. The two things I find the most enjoyable in my free time is running and travelling. There is nothing more relaxing then to go on a long run in the Arizona mountains at 5am (because any other time it's 120 degrees). Also, I have found I learn the most while traveling. Every new place and person opens my eyes to a whole different world (and great food!) and I cherish every second of it."

Read more about Simone: Just A Teen Trying To Change The World

Sohil ShahThe College Essayist

Eduzine Global Young Ambassador

Sohil Shah, a social entrepreneur readdressing the education crisis, is working to bridge the gap in educational equality by pairing up college bound students and current college students to annihilate the essay portion of college admissions.

Sohil says "The greatest feeling is to know that you are able to make an impact in a students life, not through materialism, but by passing on knowledge for future generations to learn from and cherish." 

In addition to managing and empowering youth throughout the country and world to take charge of their education, Sohil serves on the National Teen Council, National Youth Health Advisory Council and is an intern at the Center for Ethical Solutions, a non-profit think tank addressing healthcare ethics. At the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, where he is a Freshman, Sohil serves as an executive assistance in student government. While in high school, Sohil was a North Carolina Honors Scholar, Gold Presidential Scholar and served multiple leadership positions in honor societies and clubs.

Sajni VedereySTEM All Star

Eduzine Global Young Ambassador

Sajni Vederey is a 9th grader at the top ranked public STEM high school in the US, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, in Alexandria, Virginia. Sajni is extremely passionate about science and technology and especially about how science and technology can help women in developing countries.

Sajni says, "Since my childhood I have been noticing gender stereotypes such as girls are bad at math, and girls are not fit for engineering. Not only at school, but I  started to see how even toy companies and children's TV shows were having a boy and a girl versions. As I got more involved into STEM, I noticed that kids, even at early ages, are developing a sense of gender identity and bias. Then, STEM All Stars was born with the intention of sparking interest in STEM for girls and giving them an opportunity to explore these fields in greater depths. For more about Sajni, read our article Sajni Aims For The Stars or visit the STEM All Stars website

Sobina YuAstro-Bina

Eduzine Global Young Ambassador

Growing up, Sobina found herself drawn to the various branches of STEM. She gradually became interested with how the cosmos and nature work, realising that she wanted to become an astronaut more than anything else. This piqued Sobina's parents more than she could possibly have imagined. When she told her parents of her desire to pursue science as a career, their response was negative. From that day onwards, Sobina knew that she would be alone in her voyage, with no family there to help. However, Sobina's circle of ever supporting friends are more than willing to help in any ways possible.


Sobina said "Not many Filipinos realized and acknowledged the importance of science, especially astronomy. The problem with us humans is that we mostly want something if there’s money in return, without us realizing that this greed could possibly lead to our own destruction. With this unfavorable situation I am presented with, I am suddenly filled with the motivation to preach to the entire nations of China and the Philippines that STEM is important and not futile as most people probably thought it is. I became the youngest and a fully-fledged member of the Astronomical League of the Philippines (ALP), wherein we cater and focus on the practical side of astronomy, such as the operation of telescopes. Then, I joined the Philippine Astronomical Society, wherein we help Filipinos indulge in astronomy and we help astronomy grow throughout the country. Finally, last April, I entered the Astronomers without Borders wherein we have a vision of one people, one sky. All of these happened without my parents knowing it, up to this day. I know that joining different clubs will not be enough for people to see my goal, so I created a lot of websites that could aid me in my journey. I now know that I am not alone in my journey anymore because of the clubs that I am in and because of others such as the Eduzine Global family. With this, I would want to ask your help to help me reach my goals."

Sunand KannappanCalgarian Curer

Eduzine Global Young Ambassador

From a young age, Sunand developed a keen interest in math and science and read extensively on topics that he enjoyed. As an only child, friends were a significant part of his life, growing up in Windsor. At the age of 10, having completed 6th grade, Sunand left everything behind and moved with his family to Calgary, Alberta. Sunand said "My first science fair was in my first year in Calgary. I studied oil extraction processes and won a Geoscience award from the University of Calgary Geology Department.

For the next few years, I shifted my focus to cancer research, starting with evaluating existing methods. Soon after, I began my research in Grade 9 at the Southern Alberta Cancer Research Institute, developing more effective diagnosis and treatment methods for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). Sunand was born on 16 March 1999 in Chennai, India. He moved to Windsor, Ontario, Canada at the age of 3 to start the next chapter of his life, residing in Ontario for nearly 8 years. During his time in Windsor, his first major fascinations were chess and karate. Sunand was competing locally at both chess and karate by the time he was 10 years old. Sunand told Eduzine Global "I enjoyed the analytical aspect of both of these interests and enjoyed them thoroughly."

Read More About Sunand

Please let us know if you are under 23 years of age and interested in becoming an Eduzine Global Young Ambassador, through our Contact Us form. Alternatively, email us at [email protected]

We are particularly keen to hear from young people in the Australasian & Asian continents, where we currently have vacancies.

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