~ What is Sacred Youth Empowerment?
~ What do our global community of young people need?
~ How can we inspire an empowered world and how can our youth BE at the helm of creating the world we all wish to see?
Danielle Paulsen is a first year university currently studying Financial Accounting. She has been the 2021 Leave No Girl Behind International Ambassador – women’s empowerment is in her blood. Her deep calling to empower girls began in 2017 as a teen girl. To empower her mind and broaden her perspective, she attended multiple leadership and personal development training initiatives and she has also been a speaker on international platforms, sharing her wisdom. Since becoming a driver, she believes in having a clean car to start her week off right!
Sonia is an artist and a dancer. She indulges mostly in dancing, drawing, reading and creative writing, as well as motivational speaking and pretty much anything that involves cultural heritage. Some social change work that she takes part in is through the Leave No Girl Behind International Power Circle and LNGBI School of Leadership, as well as her local Residents’ Youth Forum.
She is proud of many achievements, including being able to read at one and a half years of age, having her first motivational address to a live audience when she was seven, having read the most books in her school when she was only in second grade (756), being selected as the best Modern Eastern dancer in her district in 2017, being amongst the nation’s top ten for Hindi in South Africa, teaching her first dance class when she was twelve, being the youngest graduate of the LNGBI School of Leadership and writing a newspaper article for her local power circle. Sonia also engages in multiple forms of art, such as performance art, where she paints while dancing, as well as engaging in digital art.