From over 18,000 nominations to 17 UN Young Leaders: Anthony Ford-Shubrook, AbleChildAfrica’s Youth Ambassador

We are delighted to announce that our Youth Ambassador, Anthony Ford-Shubrook, has been selected to be one of the UN’s Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals.

Selected from over 18,000 nominations, this is a huge achievement and an amazing recognition of Anthony’s work campaigning not only as AbleChildAfrica’s Youth Ambassador, but for education and disability rights more broadly throughout his life.


As one of 17 young change-makers from across the globe, Anthony will be working with the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth for the next year. By engaging young people, the UN Young Leaders will play a major role in the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS).  The SDGs are a set of 17 important Global Goals that aim to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.


In this high profile role, Anthony will be able to raise awareness of the inequalities and discrimination faced by the disabled children we work with, whilst also promoting AbleChildAfrica’s work with children and their communities to overcome these challenges. Anthony will be playing a leading role in ensuring the Sustainable Development Goals remain inclusive of disability, paving the way for a future in which disabled children are no longer left behind in the race for equality.

Anthony is in New York right now to take part in the United Nations General Assembly, where the Young Leaders for the SDGs are being announced to Member States and will be meeting leaders from all around the globe. Follow this link to read Anthony’s profile on the UN Young Leaders website.

To keep up to date on Anthony’s exciting activities this week in New York, follow Anthony‘s account along with AbleChildAfrica‘s on Twitter.



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