As the founder of Ubuntu for Humanity, Rinaz Jamal, a junior at Franklin High School in Tennessee, is dedicated to spreading the philosophy of Ubuntu, which means, “I am because we are.” She was only 13 years old when she started her 501(c)(3) non-profit to raise funds to promote quality education around the world, especially in areas with inequitable access to this basic human right. So far, in her efforts to address disparities in attaining quality education, she has collaborated with several non-profit organizations such as Develop Africa, Backfield in Motion, Build a School in Africa, and Kids Empowered by Your Support (KEYS) to help build schools in Sierra Leone and Mali, sponsor the education of dozens of youths from underprivileged communities, and donate high-quality renewable solar lights for children in rural sub-Saharan Africa.
Ezekiel is a sophomore at Princeton University interested in pursuing a career in the finance industry. His experience in public and foreign policy has deepened his interests in Economics and Geography while growing his skills in public speaking and communication. Leading international projects has also led him to acquire valuable critical thinking and project management skills that he can employ in different fields. Beyond the desk, Ezekiel is a keen debater and an active sportsman, playing football, golf, and doing multiple athletics events.