We’re committed to raising youth voices and ensuring that young people inform our work. Our Youth Leadership Council is commissioned to articulate and advance the needs of youth peers, and to serve as advisers to GFC.

Youth Leadership Council

Member, Youth Leadership Council
For the past four years, Nasra has been an activist with Integrate UK, a youth-led charity that works toward equality and integration by supporting young people with their learning. As a Lead Outreach Worker, Nasra mentors and trains other young people and delivers workshops and trainings to frontline professionals on topics such as FGM and violence against women and girls. She also represents the charity at high-profile national and international events and is frequently featured in the press, including as a panelist alongside Emma Watson at a recent MeToo event. Nasra is also an Undergraduate Education Officer at the Bristol Students Union, having been elected by students at the University of Bristol to improve students’ educational experience and ensure the university is a diverse and inclusive institution.
Chair, Youth Leadership Council
As Chief Executive of My Life My Say, Mete is best known for founding the All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Better Brexit for Young People and for contributing to the increase of turnout for young people at the 2017 UK General Elections, as well as receiving the UK Government’s National Democracy Change-Maker of the Year Award for 2018. The youngest ever elected Councillor in the London borough of Hackney, he is also Chair of the Skills, Economy & Growth Commission. Previously, he worked on the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s election campaign, leading on youth engagement. Alongside his role in politics, Mete has worked for Arsenal & Southampton FC as a football scout for their respective youth departments. Mete holds a bachelor’s degree in Politics and a master’s degree in Public Policy and Practice, both from the University of Greenwich.
Member, Youth Leadership Council
As the Operations and Programs Coordinator at Accountability Lab, Katie helps to build a new generation of active citizens and responsible leaders around the world by supporting young change-makers to develop and implement positive ideas for integrity in their communities. Prior to her current position, Katie facilitated the participation of international security leaders and experts from democracies around the world at the 2018 Halifax International Security Forum. Before the Forum, she worked on behalf of Global Development Incubator on the development and expansion of a West African capacity-building and youth leadership program, Emerging Public Leaders. Katie graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College, where she studied government and cultural anthropology, was a War and Peace Fellow, and played Division 1 soccer and rugby. At university, Katie also organized and led Cully’s 5k Run, raising $10,000 for the local suicide and emergency hotline.
Member, Youth Leadership Council
Antonina is a sex educator, feminist, activist, and advocate for youth sexual and reproductive health and rights. She is a co-founder and former member of Te Tematy (That Subject), a youth-led advocacy group for sex education in schools, and is currently a member Grupa Ponton, the oldest Polish sex education collective. She has spoken at national and international conference on issues of sex education and women’s rights, including the 2018 Youth Gender Equality Forum in Brussels, and the 2018 Human Rights Funders Network conference in Mexico City. Antonina is currently studying sociology at the University of Warsaw.
Member, Youth Leadership Council
Solomon Ndondo is a 25-year-old man from Zimbabwe and is Founder and Executive Director of the Africa Rise Foundation, where he is responsible for strategic decision-making. Solomon is currently completing the final year for his BSc Honours degree in Human Resources Management at Great Zimbabwe University. Alongside his studies, he is an active volunteer, a peer educator and counsellor, an advocate for human rights, and an alumnus of YALI RLC (Young African Leaders Initiative Regional Learning Centre South Africa). He is passionate about Sustainable Development Goals and the equality of humankind. In addition to the above-mentioned roles, Solomon Ndondo is an Independent Sales Dealer at Awesim Telecoms Private Limited. He is also a small-scale farmer and was a delegate to the Second African Youth SDGs Summit in Ghana Accra 2018.
Member, Youth Leadership Council
Sasha is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Development at the University of Westminster. As part of her academic endeavor, she is a member and a fundraiser for Democratic Education Network and International Association for Political Science Students. An aspiring international development professional, Sasha is a fanatic of Model United Nations, an international educational activity that joins together young people from all corners of the world and procures their mutual understanding across cultural and ideological differences. This activity allows her to travel and work with young Model UN participants from around the globe. Sasha also plays rugby for her university, and is an intern with Global Fund for Children UK Trust. She has also volunteered for Civic Assistance, an NGO and charity in Moscow, which specializes in working with migrants and refugees. Prior to moving to London, Sasha started and operated her own coffee shop in Moscow, her native city.

Global Fund for Children (GFC) UK Trust, created in 2006, is a UK registered charity (UK charity number 1119544). We work to generate vital income, create new fundraising opportunities, and raise awareness of the invaluable work of GFC’s grassroots grantees. Our aim is to extend the reach of GFC in the United Kingdom, Europe, and beyond.

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