Do I tick the box?
Takyiwa Danso, 24 from London reads her speech Do I tick the box?, on achieving a diverse society we can be proud of.
Takyiwa is a member of our Young Leaders programme. The Almeida Young Leaders is a scheme giving young people with something vital to say, the tools and platform to do so. Each young leader has been mentored by a writer and director to develop their ideas, structuring a speech and skills in public speaking.
Takyiwa works as a Youth Development Advocate aiming to promote the positive work of young people in addressing local and global development issues.
She has always been interested in developing more spaces for young people to be heard, having previously volunteered with VSO International Citizens Service in Kenya on community projects as well as campaigning in the UK with the Action/2015 Youth Panel.
Takyiwa represented the UK as a Youth Delegate at the United Nations General Assembly advocating for the inclusion of young people in wider decision-making and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals to tackle poverty and inequality.
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