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Brilliant Nigerian man beats 500 contestants to win $10,000 Global Award, becomes first African to win since 1914

Noel Ifeanyi Alumona, a talented Nigerian, defeated over 500 other competitors to win the $10,000 cash award and the 2022 AFS Prize for Young Global Citizens.

The award was given to Noel Ifeanyi Alumona, a student at Vanderbilt University in the United States, at the International Youth Day celebration held at the United Nations headquarters in New York, United States, and sponsored by the AFS Intercultural Programs, The Youth Assembly, and the Global Communications Division of the UN. ​

He was honored for his tenacious efforts to educate boys about appropriate behavior and stop violence against women and girls.

The AFS Prize honors young people from all around the world for their dedication to strengthening the world community and making the world a more just, peaceful, and tolerant place. Mariana Reyes of the United States and Larissa Cevallos of Peru took second place, each receiving a $2,500 prize, while Noel Ifeanyi of Nigeria took home the top prize.

After a difficult and thorough selection procedure that included interviews and the elimination of 10 finalists, Noel Ifeanyi defeated 500 competitors. He also participated in the 2018 Obama Foundation Fellowship for African Leaders.

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