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Sep 10, 2022

DUSUSU Foundation Co-founder Zuriel Oduwole Presented with the Prestigious UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Leadership Award in New York

The DUSUSU Foundation, a renowned non-profit organization focused on empowering and educating underserved youth across the globe, is proud to announce that its co-founder, Zuriel Oduwole, has been honored with the esteemed UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Leadership Award. The distinguished recognition was presented to her during a special ceremony held in New York this past weekend.

Established to recognize exceptional leadership, dedication to social progress, and significant contributions toward sustainable development, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Leadership Award serves as a testament to Zuriel's outstanding endeavors in advocating for youth empowerment and education globally.

At just 20 years old, Zuriel has already made a lasting impact in the fields of education, gender equality, and youth empowerment. Through her tireless efforts as a filmmaker, global speaker, and education advocate, she has inspired and mobilized numerous young individuals to embrace a world of possibilities while breaking barriers and overcoming challenges.

"Receiving the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Leadership Award is both humbling and inspiring. It reaffirms my commitment to amplifying the voices of young people worldwide and advocating for equal access to quality education," said Zuriel. "I am grateful for the recognition and will continue working tirelessly to create positive change in our society."

As a co-founder of the DUSUSU Foundation, Zuriel has spearheaded numerous initiatives centered around education and empowerment in Africa, the Americas, and beyond. Her efforts have resulted in the transformation of countless lives, particularly young girls, by helping them realize their potential and providing opportunities to succeed.

"We are incredibly proud of Zuriel's achievements and her unwavering commitment to youth empowerment. Her dedication to making education accessible to all is an inspiration to everyone at the DUSUSU Foundation and beyond," said a DUSUSU Spokesperson. "This prestigious award is a well-deserved recognition of Zuriel's tireless work and will further fuel our foundation's mission to empower underserved youth across the globe."

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Leadership Award bestowed upon Zuriel Oduwole stands as a testament to her exceptional leadership, vision, and unwavering passion for driving change. Her relentless efforts toward educational equity and her determination to empower youth globally are deserving of this esteemed recognition.

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