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As a Girl Education Advocate, Zuriel speaks to in school and out of school youths, about the importance of  education, showing herself as an example of what an Educated Girl can do. She has now spoken to more than

51,400 in 19 countries including Ethiopia, South Africa, Ghana, Tanzania, Nigeria, as well as students 

in the Borough of Lambeth in London - UK, Hidalgo in Mexico and in Georgia & California - USA

A Film Maker, she made her first short documentary on the Ghana Revolution at the age of 9, as part of the 

History Channel sponsored National History Day Competition. Her first full feature docu film at the age of 12,

showed in 2 movie theater chains, and screened in South Africa, United Kingdom, Ghana, Nigeria and Tokyo - 

Japan. Her two newest films were released in 2019. They focused on Nelson Mandela's centenary, and the role of Senegal in the transatlantic slave trade - for Black History Month.

Understanding Climate Change as a real threat to Education from a planning and content delivery point,

she met with the Prime Minister of Samoa, Prime Minister of Jamaica, Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Prime 

Minister of Tuvalu, President of Marshall Islands and the Prime Minister of Fiji, to learn more about the 

effects of climate change on their countries education development. She delivered a keynote speech at COP23

on the direct  and human geography effect of Climate Change on Education, in Island countries.

                                                SOME SIMPLE MILESTONES

* Youngest person in the world to be featured in Forbes Magazine at age 10 in summer 2013
* New York Business Insider feature as the Most Powerful 11 Year Old in the world in April 2014​
* Listed in New Africa Magazine as one of Africa's 100 Most Influential People of 2013, at age 11
* Appeared on BBC, CCTV, CNBC, TRT World, Bloomberg TV and ARISE. Featured on CNN.
* Met/Interviewed one-on-one 31 Presidents & Prime Ministers to talk global policy issues
* Youngest in the world in 2014 at age 12, to show a self produced movie in a Commercial Cinema
* Listed in ELLE Canada 2015 annual "33 Women Who Changed The World" feature
* Spoken to 47,250 children in 18 countries on Education and its Empowerment

* Produced a Girls Confidence documentary for Procter & Gamble at age 12
* In Forbes Afrique August 2016 - 100 Most Influential Women along with 2 Female Presidents
* Spoke at the UN on Climate Change and effects on Education in September 2016

* Launched a Film Making Class project for Unemployed Youths at age 13, in Namibia
​* Honored by US Secretary of State John Kerry for her Work on Girls Education Globally
​* Headlined Paris project with Bill & Melinda Gates April 2017 for a 500,000 youth event
​* Honored at UNESCO 'Soft Power" Conf. in Paris June 2017 by Malta President H.E. Louise Preca
* Addressed 30,000 at Place de la Concorde, Paris on Global Issues (Education & Social Development)

* Key note Speaker at COP23 - Bonn, on effects of Climate Change on Education

* New York Times Feature in WOMEN IN THE WORLD category, at age 15

* Honored by the City of Beverly Hills in 2021