Youku Kasselie

2017 Dartmouth Mandela Washington Fellow
Liberia

Youku Kasselie is a teacher who is passionate about life, and thereby works to engage communities in waste reduction by transforming materials such as plastic bottles and other materials into crafts. Through this work, she is raising awareness in schools and other community access points. Her company seeks to preserve life through a goal to reduce waste by 35%. If this aim can be accomplished, fewer people will end up in hospitals due to pollution and diseases spread from harmful waste including drainage and trash.

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