Young Women in Public Affairs Award - International Winner 2012 is Ga-Ram Kim from Luxembourg

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District 27 is pleased to announce that one of the five international recipients of the Young Women in Public Affairs Awards is

Ga-Ram Kim from Luxembourg.

After being the winner of the YWPA Award of ZC Luxembourg-Multiculturell and being the winner on district 27 level Ga-Ram Kim recieved one of the awards at international level.  


Ga-Ram Kim is currently living in Luxembourg. She has lived in Korea, France, England, Switzerland and Germany. This experience has had a profound effect on her understanding of other cultures and inspired her interest in international relations, which she plans to continue studying, in addition to medicine. Her participation in Global Issues Network and Model United Nations also increased her interest in international relations. She has had the opportunity to attend Global Issues Network and Model United Nations conferences in Luxembourg, Geneva, Copenhagen and Budapest, where she listened to speakers and met with other like-minded individuals finding solutions to global problems

Inspired after hearing Mother for All’s chair speak at her school, Ga-Ram became the main contact between her school and Mothers for All, an organization which supports women in Botswana and South Africa who take care of children orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV and AIDS. She helps organize and advertise the sale of products that the women make, which raise money for the organization.

In Tanzania, she volunteered at a Second Chance school, where girls who were once not able to go to school now can, and helped with the construction of the girls’ dormitory. Following the trip, she co-initiated Tanzania Tie-Dye in her school, and designs and sells Tanzania inspired clothing to raise money. Ga-Ram saw the impact of her service first-hand during a trip to Tanzania, where she got to witness a young girl receiving a new wheelchair, bought with money raised by the organization she belongs to.

Ga-Ram would like to continue both her academic and service success and plans to continue volunteering in various groups.

The facilitator of the Zimbabwe group at her school said if there were more Ga-Rams in the world, it would be a better place.

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