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National Honoree

Photo of National Honoree Carolina  Lindquist

Carolina Lindquist

Brazil

Carolina Lindquist, 16, of São Paulo, a 9th Grade at Centro Universitário Adventista de São Paulo is the founder of "Globalizando," a mentoring platform that promotes free, innovative and affordable language learning throughout Brazil. A self-taught student of English, Carolina feels that learning other languages is important in an increasingly interconnected world. After giving free, weekly English lessons in a city square, she went on to start a platform to expand her reach. "I found in language teaching the perfect opportunity to empower young people for professional and academic opportunities and, at the same time, [engage them in a] debate on the [United Nations’] Sustainable Development Goals and cultural diversity,” Carolina said.