Ghana - 2014
Malawi - 2012
Our DUSUSU Journey
When I was just 10 years old in 2013, I began an idea, to talk to people I meet about the need for girls, especially on the African continent, to go to school until at least the age of 18. That way, they have more options in life and are not getting married at age 16, 14 or in some cases, 12.
I was once told to go outside and play with my friends, or play with dolls instead of bothering people about things that do not concern me.
"Show & Tell" - Why Educate Girls
Seven years later, I've now spoken to more than 47,230 youths across 18 countries about the power of education, from Mozambique to Ghana, from South Africa to Kenya, across Nigeria, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Egypt, and many places in between, ending in Sierra Leone.
I sat down with more than 30 world leaders [Presidents and Prime Ministers] and a US Secretary of State to talk about the critical issue of education, especially girls education, and the world is now slowly seeing 'why'.
Secretary John Kerry
University of West
Our Unparalleled Approach
The 'why' is no one can see into the future, but everyone can see the present. Everyone can see in my simple journey, what an educated girl with just a simple idea, can do today, right now. Fathers who were against girls education, now want better for their daughters - because they can see standing before their eyes, their daughters future. Mothers now see their lost dreams, in their daughters future.
My name is Zuriel Oduwole. I'm a 17 year old girl education advocate, an amateur film maker, born in Los Angeles - California, and a college student.
An example of the power of 'one' educated girl, I am the co-founder of Dream Up, Speak Up, Stand Up - (DUSUSU), a US registered 501(c)3 charity.