Ndeye Boury Silla

Youth Activist

Bou is one of our community’s outstanding youth. The daughter of Senegalese immigrants, she raised more than $900 to purchase school supplies for children in her parent’s native country. She also helped start a book club with other children of African immigrants and is an overall leader in her family and community. Bou has learned that “the smallest thing can make the biggest difference.” She hopes to become an obstetrician and work internationally.

About Women and Girls Lead:

Women and Girls Lead is a multi-year public media initiative to focus, educate, and connect citizens worldwide in support of the issues facing women and girls. Combining independent documentary film, television, new media, and global outreach partnerships, Women and Girls Lead amplifies the voices of women and girls acting as leaders, expands understanding of gender equity, and engages an international network of citizens and organizations to act locally and reach out globally.

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