Modestus Mwachindalo is a Zambian Social Change enthusiast with a passion for youth and women empowerment. He was born in 1985 in Lusaka, Zambia and has a Human Resources background, trained youth activist and has vast experience in youth activism and advocacy. His desire for social change is derived from many challenges the globe faces today and requiring urgent solutions. As a response to this noble cause, he joined World Youth Alliance in 2013 and has been volunteering as a Human Dignity Defender ever since. He also belongs to the YALI Network. He has been able to initiate initiatives such as the “Dress the Rural Child Initiative” on a personal level. The aim of this initiative was to provide clothing, school materials and shoes to rural disadvantaged children. After learning many lessons from the initiative, he went further to form Save Our Youth Zambia Foundation so as to reach out to more youths and provide empowerment to young people. Modestus Mwachindalo has exceptional leadership qualities and he is the two - time winner of the World Youth Alliance Youth Voices at the UN Global Essay competition for 2015 and 2016 respectively, see www.wya.net . “As a young person I have the responsibility to contribute towards the change I want to see in the world by standing up in solidarity with global movements that are driving change. “I am a youth, I have the strength, knowledge, courage, zeal, innovation and commitment to impact change in the world and this is my promise to the World.”

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