We asked you to nominate young people who are enhancing their rights through the use of digital media. We had so many inspiring applicants, and we’re excited to announce our 3 amazing Hi-Tech Heroes!
Gabby Frost is an 18 year old from the USA and the founder of the Buddy Project, an organisation aiming to prevent suicide and self-harm by pairing people as buddies. Using the power of social media to connect people, Gabby is helping to raise awareness of mental illness and bringing a better quality of life to young people around the world.
14 year old, Ingrid Soto from Brazil is using her musical talents to sing for a better world by writing and performing pacifist songs. She also organises campaigns to donate toys and books to refugee children arriving in Brazil. Ingrid uses the internet to spread the message of her music, as well as to connect and involve other young people in her campaigns.
Creativity Group is a community of students from Ghana who are using technology, such as electronics, 3D printing, and web and mobile programming to engage with social issues and offer solutions for sustainable development within their communities. One of their projects is delivering an offline version of the internet to children in remote parts of Ghana, and helping them to realise their right to education.
We’re so excited to have these remarkable young people as ambassadors of the RErights community. We’ll be getting to know our Heroes in more depth over the next few weeks – so stay tuned!