By Kieran O’Mahony
FORMER BT Young Scientist and Google Science Fair winner Sophie Healy-Thow recently attended European Development Days (EDD) in Brussels.
The 18-year-old campaigner, a native of Kinsale, is passionate about finding solutions to solve world hunger. She joined ministers, heads of state and governments from all over the world, together with leading experts and prominent practitioners in the field of global development in Brussels, for the 10th edition of EDD.
The European Development Days is Europe’s leading forum on international co-operation and development and the forum focused on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the heart of the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
As a youth ambassador for The One Campaign, Sophie was there to demand more investments and concrete actions to fight malnutrition and extreme poverty.
‘Malnutrition is linked to nearly half of child deaths under five-years-old. Even for children who make it past that age, chronic malnutrition can permanently impair their physical and cognitive development, meaning that these children will never reach their full potential,’ Sophie told The Southern Star.