“If a young person from a poor and disadvantaged background like me can be among the 30 shortlisted finalists and eventually go to space, truly, nothing is impossible to those that believe. With faith, hope and perseverance, every Young person can fulfil their dreams irrespective of color, tribe, nation, sex, background and ethnicity.”
Those were the words of 30-year old Freeman Osonuga who has been shortlisted to travel by XCOR Aerospace’s Lynx® Spacecraft and experience the world from a completely new perspective, subsequently inspiring new insight on issues relating to the global population. Freeman is Founder and Executive Director of Heal The World Foundation Nigeria, plans to use his adventure as a Rising Star to initiate a Global Climate Care Advocacy Programme.
The project is sponsored by Kruger Cowne’s Rising Star Programme and their partner, One Young World. Freeman is one among 30 individuals who have been selected. 3 impressive finalists chosen from the final 30 will be flown to Bangkok in November to attend the One Young World Summit 2015, where they will take to the stage in front of an audience of thousands of delegates and a panel of esteemed global business and social icons to deliver a 10-15 minute keynote on a topic of their choice. The chosen Rising Star will then be announced.