2012 - 2013
Gerald Bareebe is an investigative journalist working with The Daily Monitor, Uganda’s only independent daily newspaper. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communication with a major in Political Science from Makerere University, a Master’s degree in International Relations and Diplomatic Studies (Makerere...
Handy Acosta Cuellar
Handy Acosta Cuellar is considered one of Cuba’s young leaders in the field of the environment and youth participation. Born in Havana, Cuba in 1985, he began his environmental work at the community level at the age of 16. Four years later, he was volunteering for the Marine Turtles Conservation Project in Cuba’s...
Najme Kishani Farahani
Civil engineer, transportation planner, educator, NGO manager, mountain climber and volleyball player – Najme brings this unusual combination of skills, and more, to the Sauvé Program. Born in Arak, one of the central provinces of Iran, Najme studied civil engineering at the Sharif University of Technology. At the same...
Growing up in the highest altitude militarized zone of the world, Tairah, like other children of her generation in Kashmir, lost her childhood to conflict. As a child, she witnessed bloodshed and murders, saw her father tortured on various occasions, and was forced to leave home with her family. These childhood experiences not only...
The belief that intercultural dialogue is a powerful instrument for international development is at the centre of Gioel's work. Gioel grew up in a small town in central Italy, but soon left to explore the world. In 2007, she studied conflict resolution aboard the Scholar Ship, a passenger ship hosting students from all over the world...
Born and raised in Poland, Micah now resides in Stockholm, Sweden. Micah is an activist focused on the empowerment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) individuals through the promotion of equality and by supporting new approaches to education.
“You can’t fail if you are proud of what you do”, is a...
From the slums of Mumbai to the urban ghettos of the Bronx, Naomi has led a number of significant public health initiatives over the last eight years. Through her varied experiences, she has witnessed the constant need for new and innovative data to support and justify policies, programs, advocacy and research. Time and effort is wasted...
Democratic Republic of Congo
Fatherless since birth, Guy Milongo grew up under difficult and often abusive conditions, both on the streets of his native Kinshasa and in the home. Despite these difficulties, he received support at critical times in his life, which empowered him to build a meaningful, productive career and to pursue his higher education.
Mame Diarra Bousso Ndiaye
Mame Ndiaye was born in the city of Tivaouane, in the region of Thies, approximately 70 km from Dakar. There, she completed her primary, secondary, and collegial studies. An activist since childhood, Mame was coordinator of the Club d’éducation à la vie familiale (EVF), a program of the Groupe pour...
Thinh Nguyen was born and grew up in Hanoi, Vietnam and is passionate about human rights. She graduated from the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, where she studied international law. Her interest in human rights was sparked by a university course on the topic. That spark eventually became a flame, prompting her to reject a career in...
Oluwatosin (Tosin) Omole
Oluwatosin (Tosin) was born in France and grew up in Nigeria. There, widespread poverty and inadequate health services made a deep impression on him at a young age and prompted him to study medicine and dedicate his life to improving the health of the world’s most vulnerable people.
He obtained his medical degree from...
Jonathan was born in London, Ontario, the beneficiary of loving and supportive parents and the lucky brother to three close-knit siblings. A voracious reader, an avid environmentalist and a die-hard Habs fan, Jonathan is happiest when making dinner with friends and family and when engaged in political debate.