Skip to main content
30/30 Davinia James
Section title here
Age: 30
Organization: Girl Rising Foundation
Caribbean Heritage: Jamaica
Location: Maryland
 

Davinia James is full time activist who advocates on behalf of the 62 millions of girls worldwide that are not in schools. For the past three years, she has been using pennies to educate girls worldwide through the Girl Rising Foundation. Why pennies? People are skeptical about donating which is understandable, however, pennies aren't considered to have much value if any at all. Sadly, this is how girls are being viewed worldwide which is why she is committed to changing such issues.  Girls are valuable and girls are worth it. Being born a girl isn't a sin or a crime and for that mere fact, they should be granted the same opportunities and chances to become their greatest self. 

Over 700,000 pennies have been collected so far, which have been able to send over 100 girls to school. Her efforts caught the eyes of Hugh Evans, the CEO of Global Citizen. In a recent TEDtalk, he shared Davinia's story of using pennies to change the world and how she was the prime example of a global citizen. One of Davinia’s favorite quotes is: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." No doubt, she is a woman and an Emerging Leader on a mission to change the world’s view about girls today and generations to come.

Caribbean American 30 Under 30 Emerging Leaders and Changemakers
Email
Facebook
Add to favorites
EVENTS 2019 

This is a calendar of events in the DC Metro Area unless otherwise specified:

JUNE 1       
A Taste of the Caribbean 
Sisters in Arms Empowerment Movement Conference

JUNE 2 
Voice & Verse (Coral Springs)         

JUNE 3-7     
Caribbean American Legislative Week begins (Census 2020: OnlineConference Call) 

JUNE  5-6     
Caribbean American Legislative Forum/Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

JUNE 6-11  
Caribbean Reel - 19th Annual DC Caribbean Film Festival

JUNE  7   
Ignite Caribbean: 30 Under 30 Emerging Leaders Awards  & Forum 

JUNE  8      
World Oceans Day. Become a Caribbean SEA FAN and Celebrate World Oceans Day!

JUNE 15
Salute to Hollywood & Excellence (Los Angeles)

JUNE 18     
Census 2020 Summit 

GET INVOLVED
BECOME A PARTNER 
SPONSORING PARTNER PRESENTING PARTNER MEDIA PARTNER
CARIBBEAN AMERICAN PULSE 
How Are You Caribbean? Take our Poll
 By Birth
 By Mother
 By Father
 By Both Parents
 By GrandMother
 By GrandFather
 By GrandParents
 By Marriage
 By Adoption