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Subajini Jayasekaran: Virtual Travel Through the Eyes of Locals

Subajini Jayasekaran: Virtual Travel Through the Eyes of Locals
Suba: Nyaanum is a digital content company focused on exploration, culture, and virtual travel. What makes Nyaanum unique is that our content is created and curated by the people who live in the places we visit—as opposed to professional photographers or foreign travelers. We create the space for communities to tell their own stories about their homes—what makes this place special to them—but also stories that highlight what is shared across cultures. There is a strong focus on empowering less heard, more marginalized voices, bringing a diversity of perspective and experience. We want to become the premier company to experience the world virtually in an inclusive and respectful way by and for everyone on the planet.

Rabia Saad: Taking Action to Challenge Harmful Gender Norms

Rabia Saad: Taking Action to Challenge Harmful Gender Norms
Rabia: Thanks for inviting me here, Spiffy! Action Girls Foundation (AGF) works to promote adolescent awareness of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). An estimated 1.7 million youth lose their lives due to pregnancy-related complications and violence. In Tanzania, young girls face significant SRHR challenges such as limited access to youth-friendly services including information on bodily autonomy and comprehensive sexuality education. This has led to risky sexual behaviors resulting in sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV prevalence, early pregnancy and marriages, gender-based violence, and deaths. By addressing these issues, Action Girls Foundation creates sexual and reproductive health and rights champions both in school and community settings.

João Pedro Thompson: Financial Access and Literacy for Brazilian GenZ

João Pedro Thompson: Financial Access and Literacy for Brazilian GenZ
João: GenZ represents one-third of the Brazilian population, and is the first digitally native generation. However, most GenZers don't have access to financial services or a bank account and are cash-based. They’re also much more independent financially than previous generations, yet don’t know anything about personal finances. Z1 initiates Gen Z on their financial journey with an independent account linked to a card where they can send, receive, and spend money while learning about financial literacy.