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Global Voices: Historical Figures

 INSP 06 April 2019

Which historical change maker do you think we need in today’s society and why? (400 Words) - By Street News Service

Global_Voices_177_Jade Hood

Jade Hood - Victoria, British Columbia. Photo: Street News Service

Global_Voices_177_Gianluca Sacchi

Gianluca Sacchi - Milan, Italy. Photo: Street News Service

Global_Voices_177_Jamila Venturini

Jamila Venturini - São Paulo, Brazil. Photo: Street News Service

Global_Voices_177_Rolando Arana

Rolando Arana - Obando, Philippines. Photo: Street News Service

Global_Voices_177_Ronald Ernest

Ronald Ernest - Blantyre, Malawi. Photo: Street News Service

Name: Jamila Venturini
Journalism Student
Lives in:
São Paulo, Brazil

"I don't believe we can trust world changes to just one leader. The challenge is huge, but I think we have whole conditions for a global alliance and, together, we can try to invert the situation of total destruction that we expect in the future."


Name: Ronald Ernest
University Student
Lives in:
Blantyre, Malawi

"As founding prime minister and president of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah was very influential in the 20th Century fighting for Africa's independence.  If we can have many Africans with authoritative character like Nkhrumah's, definitely Africa would change and we could find solutions to most of our problems which require the consciousness of Africans as united people."


Name: Rolando Arana
Lives in:
Obando, Bulacan, Philippines

"Former President Ramon Magsaysay, who died in a plane crash when I was in grade school. During his presidency a poor family could eat 3 meals a day, not like now when one family are sharing noodles. The Philippines was second in Asia only to Japan. Today we are almost last. The most important thing he did was get even the rebels down from the mountains, and made peace."


Name: Gianluca Sacchi
Lives in:
Milan, Italy

"I don't think we need one historical change maker, but rather there are two important changes that we need. First, there should be less bureaucracy and more efficiency: here in Italy there are too many documents to do for everything and in the public sector there are too many lazy workers. Second, in the big cities there is too much indifference between people: in my bar I try to be kind with people, especially with old people and families; but six customers out of then do not behave in a polite way: people should take more care of each other."


Name: Jade Hood
University Student
Lives in:
Victoria, British Columbia

"In a world where we are so divided because of race, colour and gender we could use some lessons from Fredrick Douglas, a African American, a abolitionist, a women's suffragist, a editor and author, and a reformer. He believed that all peoples no matter if they were black, female, Native American, or even an immigrant, deserved to be treated equally."

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