Nigerian activist Rinu Oduala receives prestigious Hurford Youth Fellowship from the World Movement for Democracy.
The organization announced the news on its official Twitter account, welcoming Oduala and three other fellows from Paraguay, Turkey, and Sri Lanka.
The Hurford Youth Fellowship aims to develop the leadership abilities of young democracy activists worldwide by giving them the opportunity to spend three months at the World Movement’s Secretariat. During this time, they can connect with other democracy activists, exchange experiences, and contribute to the global democracy movement.
Our 2023 Hurford Youth Fellows are here! Welcome Sofía Pozzo from #Paraguay, Kadir Cetin from #Turkey, Rinu Oduala from #Nigeria, and Chiranthi Senanayake from #SriLanka.
Learn more about them here: https://t.co/cHLEUGbP07 pic.twitter.com/bvPKMHi84E
— World Movement (@MoveDemocracy) March 15, 2023
Oduala, who is the Project Director for Connect Hub NG, a human rights organization, gained prominence as a leading voice during the 2020 #EndSARS protests in Nigeria.
Sharing her excitement on Twitter, Oduala wrote, “I’m excited to announce I’m now a Hurford Youth Fellow with the World Movement for Democracy. @MoveDemocracy.”
I’m excited to announce I’m now a Hurford Youth Fellow with the World Movement for Democracy.@MoveDemocracy pic.twitter.com/2eQmQV4OHT
— Rinu Oduala 🔥🔫 (@SavvyRinu) March 15, 2023
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