The Faces of Impact, an initiative launched by Impact Squared, is a network of 100 change makers under the age of 25. Representing men and women from diverse backgrounds, this network is united by these young people’s efforts to transform society and make a positive impact. The Faces of Impact community brings together thought leaders from a range of industries and countries, recognizing the significant advances they have already made in addition to their extraordinary potential.
From artists to entrepreneurs, scientists to philanthropists, the Faces of Impact have demonstrated excellence in their field. Whether developing robotic technology to assist with elderly care or founding a wildlife conservation charity, these young people are passionate about taking action and responsibility for their future.
Impact Squared held an open call for nominations and partnered with prominent organizations such as Global Citizen, the Resolution Project and +Social Good, among others. Winners were selected based on three key criteria:
- Commitment to Social Good: individuals that are passionate about and actively support social causes and communities around the world.
- Leadership and innovation: individuals that have shown the ability to think creatively to solve our most pressing challenges.
- Ability to influence: individuals that amplify their social messages online, with the power to influence others within their social following, and have an active digital presence.
The class of 2017 represents a curated selection of innovative and socially-minded thinkers who are shaping their environment. These young people are creating solutions and leading the conversation to solve some of the world’s most challenging issues.
He made it to the 100 Faces of Impact – 2017 with Kelvin Doe, the innovator from Sierra Leonne. His name Prosper Tornyi, a young lad with young blood poised with a youthful ambition through philanthropy.
This year, Impact Squared launched the Faces of Impact, an initiative to create a network for the 100 change makers under 25. The three key criteria for the selection were Commitment to Social Good, Leadership and innovation, and Ability to influence.
Prosper Tornyi is the founder of Proswrites Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses on equipping students with skills in science, technology, engineering and Mathematics. In 2015, September, the Proswrites Foundation organized a mentorship program in Ghana where 150 students were equipped with soft skills for the STEM sector. He is currently reading B (Eng) Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Accra Institute of Technology and the Student Council President for the 2016/2017 academic year. He is also a Global Shaper at both the Economic Forum and Global Shapers. He is a past student of the Accra Academy.
Also, in the list is the young innovator from Seirra Leone who is famous for having taught himself engineering at the age of 13 and built his own radio station. Kelvin used discarded pieces of scrap paper to build transmitters, generators and batteries. Kelvin is the youngest person to have participated in the Visiting Practitioner’s Program at MIT.
Other faces who made it to the list include:
Diana Paz Gracia, Changemaker: Diana is involved in many community service activities to better her country, Mexico. In 2015, Diana created her own foundation, Liga F.C., which uses soccer fields in a disadvantaged area to put together soccer matches with the goal of providing a safe place for young people to play and keep them from illegal activities.
Alex Benetel, Photographer: Alex is photographer from Sydney, Australia. Having travelled to many places from a young age, she has become very familiar with the importance of documenting a memory with the use of a camera. In 2014, she was named as one of the 20 best artists on Flickr. Most recently, Alex was invited by Disney and Instagram to take stills on the set of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Sibu Mpanza, Blogger: Sibu is a YouTuber and Social Media Content Creator. His YouTube channel has grown to 4500+ subscribers and 280K+ views. In 2017, he has worked on campaigns with, Jameson, Standard Bank and others. He runs a digital content creation company and a fashion partnership with Topman. As a social commentator, Sibu highlights important aspects of society that need transformation such as race relations and gender equality.
Facebook: @Prosper Makafui Tornyi
100 Young Leaders Under 25