meet sauve scholars alumni

Gerald Bareebe


Gerald  Bareebe

The mentoring and guidance I received during the course of my Sauvé year has served to deepen my commitment and struggle for the development of human rights and democracy in my country (Uganda) and Sub-Saharan Africa in general.

Immediately following his time in Montreal, Gerald began his...

Handy Acosta Cuellar


Handy Acosta  Cuellar

I dream a lot and work for my dreams

Handy Acosta Cuellar is currently teaching at the International School of Louisiana. He is considered one of Cuba’s young leaders in the field of the environment and youth participation. The island nation of Cuba is prone to...

Najme Kishani Farahani


Najme Kishani  Farahani

Civil engineer, transportation planner, educator, NGO manager, mountain climber and volleyball player – Najme brought this unusual combination of skills, and more, to the Sauvé Foundation.

Following her Sauvé year, Najme has pursued her career in Tanzania...

Tairah Firdous

Kashmir (India)

Tairah  Firdous

After completing the Sauvé Scholars Program, Tairah worked with a Canadian production company on a documentary entitled The India Space Opera. Since 2013, as a communications officer with Oxfam, Tairah has worked in emergencies and conflicts. She has reported extensively from conflicts in India for...

Gioel Gioacchino


Gioel  Gioacchino

I was born with a large dose of idealism, enthusiasm and creativity. In my personal and professional growth I have been working to match them with the skills and realism necessary to implement my ideas.

Since 'graduating' from the Sauvé Scholars Program, Gioel has...

Micah Grzywnowicz


Micah Grzywnowicz

“You can’t fail if you are proud of what you do” is a motto that guides Micah’s actions, along with a core belief that everyone has a right to be who they wish to be.

After leaving Sauvé House, Micah obtained hir Master’s in Human Rights at the Central European...

Naomi Kincler


Naomi   Kincler

In September 2013, Naomi joined  Health Behavioral Analytics startup in San Francisco as Lead Account Manager. Inspired by research conducted at the MIT Media Lab, backed by Khosla ventures, is developing a check engine light for doctors and patients.  She remains committed to...

Guy Milongo

Democratic Republic of Congo

Guy  Milongo

Activist, advocate for street youth in his native Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)  and social entrepreneur, Guy participated in Equitas International’s Human Rights Training Program after his Sauvé year, and continues his work to advance the needs of the DRC’s street youth. Guy is a...

Mame Diarra Bousso Ndiaye


Mame Diarra Bousso Ndiaye

Mame draws her inspiration from the paradigm that each person holds the potential to contribute to progress. She plans to use her energies to give each and every one of her beneficiaries a second chance with which to rebuild their lives and become fully engaged citizens.

Thinh Nguyen


Thinh  Nguyen

Thinh is optimistic, creative and independent. She loves traveling as well as meeting and communicating with new people. She deeply enjoys her human rights work and is willing to face any challenge to reach her goal: a better life for Vietnam; and one day, a better life for the whole world.

Oluwatosin (Tosin) Omole


Oluwatosin (Tosin)  Omole

Oluwatosin aims to use public health tools to create healthcare delivery systems that work, and thus to contribute to solving the many healthcare challenges facing the developing world. In the summer of 2013, in partnership with the Institute of Public Health of Obafemi Awolwo University, Oluwatosin...

Jonathan Sas


Jonathan Sas

Jonathan Sas is currently Director of Policy and Research at the Broadbent Institute. He credits his incredible experience at Sauvé as a key stepping stone on the path to his current role.

Jonathan came to the Sauvé Program after serving as Editor-in-Chief of...

“Leaders must dream of changing the world.

They must have an inspired vision of the changes they want to make and be prepared to consecrate all
their energy to that purpose. A capacity to communicate their objectives is indispensable to sustain
the enthusiasm of their collaborators and their perseverance in action.”
— The Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé, Opening Speech to the National Conference for Young Leaders, June 2-8, 1991