Young Gambian advocate for children and woman rights Salimatou Fatty has been included in the list of the 2017 100 most influential young Africans across the continent.
The 23-year-old activist and CEO of Salimatou Foundation for Education (SAFE) is part of the prestigious list, one of the biggest and most respected across the continent with participation from over 140 countries globally.
Reacting about her consecration, she wrote on her facebook page: ” It’s overwhelming to be listed as 100 Most Influential Young Africans. I can’t say much, I owe this to each and everyone who believes in me. I appreciate every single person who took time to nominate me for this prestigious award. To Salimatou Foundation for Education volunteers and my beloved family, you all contributed in making this possible for me. Can’t thank you enough for your supports. I’m grateful “
The organisation of Africa Youth Awards released its 2nd annual list of the 2017 100 Most Influential Young Africans, in its vision to recognise young achievers across the African continent.
The list was compiled and approved by the awards Jury made up of young Africans from across the globe after public nominations were received and reviewed.
The full list which cuts across various spheres of human activity include top celebrities like Asamoah Gyan, Davido, Mercy Johnson Okojie, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Riyad Mahrez, Sadio Mane and Wizkid.