Liliana Flores, 19
Liliana, Andy and Samy are three inspiring girl leaders from Honduras. In a country where women and girls struggle to finish even the most basic education, they push themselves fearlessly towards their goals of higher education. Liliana, Andy, and Samy attend the university in Honduras' capital, Tegucigalpa and lean on one another for support. These three leaders are also peer educators, sharing their knowledge with the many girls in their community that are unable to attend school. In this video submission, they recognize their accomplishments of perseverance and commitment to their education, reminding us that leadership can take many forms.
Liliana's Story: Hello, my name is Liliana Flores. I live in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. I am a peer educator at a youth center with other teens from ASHONPLAFA. I attend the National University of Honduras Currently, I am a student studying international trade. This is my friend Andy, she is 19 years old and this is Samy who is also 19 years old. We are leaders because of the fact that we are here and we have become who we have become. We have achieved our goals of educating ourselves and graduating with our respective degrees. I am in international trade, Andy has a degree in Science and Literature and Sami also studied trade.
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