MEDIA STATEMENT

15 December 2017

West African writer, Coumba Toure joins Africans Rising as Co-Coordinator

From Mali and , Senegal based feminist, writer, artist and human rights activist, Coumba Toure was recently appointed as Co-Coordinator of Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity. Kumi Naidoo, Africans Rising Chair said: “Africans Rising is delighted and fortunate to have a person of the calibre and experience of Coumba to work with Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan to lead the movement to deliver on the founding charter, the Kilimanjaro Declaration’’.

Coumba Toure is a leading change-maker in youth educational development and social entrepreneurship. Her activism includes writing children’s books, as tools to build a community that supports young people in creating their own learning tools and social change projects.

Coumba also works to develop leadership amongst girls and women on the African continent and in the Diaspora – skills and experience she will call on in here role organising and mobilizing artists, activists, women and youth movements for social change.

Coumba, ‘’I am excited and happy to join as the Co-Coordinator in this Pan African movement to help deliver the ‘Africa We Want’. She also stressed on the importance of young Africans today to understand that they have the ability to build the future they want, not simply accept the past they have inherited.

 

 


Issued by: Africans Rising | www.africans-rising.org
Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan, Co-Cordinator,
Email: [email protected] | Skype: lamin.saidykhan3
Mobile: + 221781713635 ( Senegal) or +2209884761 ( Gambia & WhatsApp)

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