17-yr-Old SS3 Nigerian in Kano Emerges 3rd World Youngest Humanitarian

AREWA AGENDA – A 17 year old Nigerian from Kano State, Abdul Yasir Garba in Senior Secondary School, SS3, has emerged third world youngest humanitarian as declared by the World Humanitarian Forum, WHF, in London.

Abdul emerged third out of a pool of 238 applications from youths in around 39 countries of the world.

As the first young person to ever attract the WHF honor in Nigeria as a whole, Abdul came runner ups to a young female Indonesian Humanitarian, Desi Yunsari and a Young Afghan Suhrab Samin who emerged first and second respectively out of six shortlisted applicants.

“This achievement excites me alot because it indicates that I am on the right track and encourages me to continue to do more in my service to humanity.” Abdul told Arewa Agenda.

“I also hope alot of Arewa Youths will learn from this and be inspired to also make themselves agents of positive change.” He added.

World Humanitarian Forum (WHF) is the largest and most inclusive nonpartisan forum in humanitarian aid and international development.

WHF brings together decision-makers and opinion-formers in the public, private and non-profit sectors, as well as the next generation of partnership-builders. The annual WHF advances critical global discussions and transforms conversations into action, as well as providing a powerful forum to catalyse collaboration through shared-value approaches and social impact objectives.

Born on 9th September 2002 to a Fulani family in Gwagwarwa Nassarawa LGA of Kano State, Northern Nigeria, Abdul attended Benevolent Academy for Primary Education and subsequently Arrayhan International School.

Abdul Yasir’s Humanitarian works Started when he was 14 years old when he formed an Organisation with some friends and neighbors aimed a creating public Awareness within his community about what Almajiri children are facing in the society.

With strong support from his parents, his efforts began to take shape and his works started to transcend community to International level.

While on the Journey, some of his friends gave up along the line while some stated with him.

In Nigeria Abdul Yasir is popularly known for his aid to orphans and Almajiri children, currently through all his works he has aided 3000 Almajiri children’s with food, ,clothes and has taken them out for recreational activities and many more in northern part of Nigeria.

He also currently aides 237 orphans across the globe.

Garba have participate in countless Humanitarian Activities and has been invited by several International Organizations and NGO’S for conferences. He also volunteer for many organisation and donate funds to some donor organisations.

Arewa Agenda is a Publication of Young Writers from Northern Nigeria towards Peaceful Coexistence and National Development through positive narratives.


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