Campaigner ‘Little Miss Flint’, aged 9, announces she will run for president in 2044
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Campaigner ‘Little Miss Flint’, aged 9, announces she will run for president in 2044

A NINE-YEAR-OLD girl who has campaigned for clean water in Flint, Michigan, amid lengthy water crisis, has announced her bid for president in 2044. Amariyanna Copeny, who won the title of ‘Little Miss Flint’ after she wrote a letter to then president Barack Obama convincing him to visit her hometown while it was undergoing a … Continue reading

Simone Biles, the most decorated American gymnast, makes Time’s 100 Most Influential People list
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Simone Biles, the most decorated American gymnast, makes Time’s 100 Most Influential People list

OLYMPIC GYMNAST Simone Biles has been listed in Time’s 100 Most Influential People. It is the latest honour to be bestowed onto the 20-year-old who won four gold medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Simone, who is currently a contestant on Dancing With the Stars, was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list earlier this … Continue reading

This 13-year-old is the founder of the ‘Brown Girl Magic’ conference, an event to empower girls of colour
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This 13-year-old is the founder of the ‘Brown Girl Magic’ conference, an event to empower girls of colour

A 13-YEAR-OLD girl has launched a conference to inspire girls of colour to “activate your inner magic”. Mikaela Sydney Smith founded the Brown Girl Magic event when she was 11 after reading Chicken Soup for the Pre-Teen Soul. She says: “In the book, there were so many kids that were doing good things for their … Continue reading

Haben Girma is the first deaf-blind student to graduate from Harvard Law School
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Haben Girma is the first deaf-blind student to graduate from Harvard Law School

THIS IS Haben Grima, a disability rights graduate and the first deaf-blind student to graduate from Harvard Law School. The 28-year-old was honoured by former President Obama at the White House last year on the the 25th anniversary celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act. She gave a moving speech about her journey and her … Continue reading

Poet King Thomas Moore, aged 10, makes history as youngest recipient of top award. Will use $15,000 cash prize to help children write and perform poetry
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Poet King Thomas Moore, aged 10, makes history as youngest recipient of top award. Will use $15,000 cash prize to help children write and perform poetry

SCHOOLBOY POET King Thomas Moore has made history as the youngest recipient of the Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge Award in 2016. The 10-year-old will also receive a cash award up to $15,000, which will help King launch his dream of a Super Cool Poetry Open Mic Series for children ages twelve and under to … Continue reading

Meet the London-born whizz-kid, aged 8, who has set up his own robotics company to share his passion with other children
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Meet the London-born whizz-kid, aged 8, who has set up his own robotics company to share his passion with other children

MEET EIGHT-YEAR-OLD Callum Daniel, the London-born whizz-kid who has set up his own robotics company to share his passion with other children. Callum will run classes through iCodeRobots teaching youngsters how to build and programme robots, something he has been learning to do since he was just four. “I developed a fascination with robots at … Continue reading

Sinazo Bali, 23, becomes first black woman in Africa to earn an honours degree with distinction in biotechnology
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Sinazo Bali, 23, becomes first black woman in Africa to earn an honours degree with distinction in biotechnology

SINAZO BALI, 23, has become the first black woman in Africa to earn an honours degree in biotechnology with distinction. In a statement from the University of the Western Cape (UWC), Sinazo said completing her honours degree was difficult as she was unable to secure funding for her studies. “It’s not easy to get funding … Continue reading