• EDD participation year: 2017
  • Country: Philippines

Farahnaz comes from an ethnic and religious minority in the Mindanao region, southern Philippines. She works to prevent conflict and build peace through quality education and interfaith dialogue in fragile regions. She founded “Children of Mindanao”, a social-civic venture that provides educational assistance to both Muslim and Christian groups in southern Philippines. Farahnaz was elected as President of the 10th National Youth Parliament of the Philippines, which is the largest parliamentary gathering of young leaders in her country. Over the years, Farahnaz worked in various international programs, the most recent of which was the WISE Learners Voice Program. This 2017, she was included in Lifestyle Asia’s “30 Young Gamechangers”.


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