Johannesburg - SOUTH AFRICA
ELLE South Africa for their March 2017 Edition, have featured 14 year old Girls Education Advocate and Film Maker - Zuriel Oduwole in their One To Watch segment of the magazine. Her work as a young film maker was profiled, while she was commended for her various initiatives through her Foundation. It includes teaching young Africans a 'basic Film Making 101' class, to allow them tell their own stories, how they want to tell it, and when they want to tell it. She has now taken more than 305 children cross 4 African countries including Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia and Nigeria, through the project.
Zuriel believes that well educated young Africans but especially the Girls, can make a meaningful contribution towards Africa's true Renaissance.
In March 2015, ELLE North America featured her at the age of 12 in their annual ranking called "33 Women Who Changed The World" for her ability to sit with and talk about practical global education policies with world leaders. The women featured on that list included the Chairwoman of the Federal Reserve Bank 70 year old American Janet Yellen, and the President of General Motors worldwide - 56 year old American Mary Barra.