Local ONE Ambassador
Local student Sophie Healy-Thow has been selected to be part of campaign group ONE’s prestigious Youth Ambassador programme. The 2016 Irish Youth Ambassador Programme with 25 young people from across the country, was launched by Tánaiste & Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton.
ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organisation taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. Co-founded by Bono and not politically partisan, it raises public awareness and presses political leaders to combat AIDS and preventable diseases, increase investments in agriculture and nutrition, and demand greater transparency in poverty-fighting programmes.
Sophie Healy-Thow is passionate about creating awareness about food security and climate change, particularly amongst young people. She is a Google Science Fair 2014 and European Young Scientist 2013 winner. In 2015 she was selected as Global Youth Leader by the United Nations at the Global Goals Mobilising Generation Zero Hunger Conference in New York. She was appointed Ambassador by the ISPCC for their Youth Shield Award Anti Bullying Campaign. In 2014 she was named as one of Time magazine’s Top 25 most influential teens. She is a regular speaker and panelist at international conferences and events and has presented TV programmes and written articles on education, science and food security.
Jamie Drummond, co-founder of ONE, said: “It’s great to have Sophie join our Youth Ambassador programme. She is part of an impressive team of young people who will make waves and turn heads in Ireland and around the world in their mission to end extreme poverty.
For more information see one.org