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South Africa Program Director 

SHIREEN BADAT

South African-born, Shireen Badat currently lives in Manhattan where she is studying Nonprofit Management at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies. Growing up in South Africa under apartheid and classified “Colored,” she had first-hand experience of inequality and the lack of social justice leading her to become a full-time community activist as a teenager. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for over two decades in South Africa and the USA. She is passionate about youth development and ten years ago founded Upstart Youth Project, an organization serving socially marginalized youth which provides them with resources and opportunities to become active citizens. She has a degree in Public Policy from SUNY Empire State College and is committed to using her experience and talents to community development as a US resident and her home country. She serves on the boards of Inkululeko and the USA board of Sacred Heart College based in Johannesburg, South Africa where she is committed to providing support to their school for refugee children from the rest of the African continent.

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Email: contact@globalyouthconnect.org

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Global Youth Connect

P.O. Box 1342
NY, NY 10159 - 1342

917.657.8266
contact@globalyouthconnect.org

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