10 Kinder people inspiring us this week

There's no dearth of people doing spectacular things for the greater good. Let's take a moment to celebrate them, and gain some inspiration in turn.
“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.”- Kofi Annan

1) Kofi Annan: Annan was laid to rest last week in Ghana, he passed away on 19 August 2018. He was the first black African to serve as UN Secretary-General and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001.

2) Abigail McElroy: McElroy, a high school student in the United States ended abstinence-only sex education in her school and is helping other teens to do the same.

3) Nasib Farah: Farah is a Danish-Somali filmmaker sharing stories of young Somalis through documentaries.  

4) Atika Shafa: Shafa is helping make transportation safer for women in Dhaka by placing stickers with a government helpline on public buses. 

5) Mohamad Chisti: Dr. Chisti is treating infant pneumonia by using plastic shampoo bottles.

6) Jeanne d’Arc Girubuntu: At  22, Girubuntu is Rwanda's first female professional cyclist. Rwanda is known for being a leader when it comes to women in power. Jeanne is trying to extend this to sports.  

7) Sophie Power: The mother of two and an ultra-marathon runner, Sophie took a break during a 106-mile race to breastfeed her baby and is encouraging awareness about breastfeeding.

8) Ruvimbo Tsopodzi: A child bride turned activist, she influenced Zimbabwe to ban child marriages.

9) d’Arcy Lunn: d'Arcy is biking through southern Australia to share the the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development with local communities.

10) Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin: She developed a free program in Lagos, Nigeria for girls to learn about computer programming.

One doesn't need to leave their job or family and move to a remote, needy region in order to do good. Most of these people are acting locally to make their neighborhoods better. It doesn't take much to become a role model like they are - just an act of kindness, turned into a life pursuit.

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