Cecilia Ndimande, 21
From the age of 10, Cecília was already working for Radio Mozambique as a radio announcer and producer for children’s programs. She travelled to orphanages in Mozambique to meet children whose parents had died of AIDS. She has been involved with the National AIDS Committee and has strived to ensure that the young people involved become fully capacitated to impart knowledge about HIV and AIDS. For Cecília, now 21 and a Communications Science student, ensuring an end to child marriages, HIV, teenage pregnancies and advocating for children’s rights is what it’s about. Using, the power of the media, she continues to raise awareness around these issues and has vowed to continue doing so until this has been achieved.