We are all unique, have our own strengths and skills, but what good is it if all we can do is accept our diversity? What we really need to do is not only accept and appreciate our differences but leverage our diversity.
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Dylan Mahalingam

Dylan Mahalingam, 16, co-founded Lil’ MDGs (lilmdgs.org), a unique international development and youth empowerment organization based in New Hampshire, at the age of 9. Lil’ MDGs’ mission is to leverage the power of the internet, digital, and social media to educate, engage, inspire, and empower children in all corners of the world to forward the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). To date, they have mobilized over 4 million children worldwide to work on a variety of issues. They now have more than 24,000 regular volunteers hailing from 41 countries.

Dylan travels internationally to speak at UN conferences, summits, schools, and various youth groups. Dylan is the Chief Strategist and Project Ambassador for Under the Acacia (undertheacacia.org), a non-profit organization working on projects in Africa. In this capacity, Dylan is part of an international team that helped build two schools for remote Maasai communities in Kenya.

Dylan serves as an organizing partner and panel chair for the World Summit Youth Award events held under the umbrella of the UN Global Forum on ICT and Development. Dylan also serves on the National Board of Directors member for the Nestle Very Best in Youth Foundation, and as President of the Board for the international non-profit Kodomo MDGs in Japan. Recipient of numerous international and national honors, Dylan was recognized as one of Teen People’s “20 teens that will change the world," and one of "25 most powerful and influential young people in the world." Dylan has also been recognized by The Most Rev. Dr. Desmond Mpilo Tutu, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, the United Nations, as well as by three U.S. Presidents.

To learn more about Dylan and his work visit: lilmdgs.org | undertheacacia.org| loitahillsacademy.com | the7campaign.com| dylan-m.us

For more information, please visit lilmdgs.org.

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