Dr. Shakira Choonra considers herself to be an ordinary individual with huge dreams and aspirations for the world! She is an African Union Youth Advisory Council Member.
What do you do?
I try to make the world a better place in anything that I do, whether it’s something small and minuscule in the way I treat others, to challenging policies or discrimination or something large like shaking up a conference panel/ setting! While I work in healthcare, I have a profound love for both South Africa and the continent at large now serving in a youth role at the African Union (unreal I know)! Outside of healthcare, improving the lives of persons with disabilities is something very close to my heart and thinking of the issues will bring me to tears in a heartbeat.
Why are you worthy?
As we grow up we often hope for different hair, or bodies or even skin tones as I have gone through life, I have begun to appreciate and celebrate myself a lot more, the strong voice I bring to a setting, the incredible ideas I have and the sense of humanity I have.
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