The nomination period has now ended and we are one step closer to ISFLC17! There were so many great students, groups, and events this year which made the nomination process a competitive event. We are now pleased to highlight these finalists and the work they have brought not just to SFL, but to a freer world.
STUDENT OF THE YEAR
The finalists are. . .
Manirakiza Aimable is the Country Director and founder of SFL Burundi. His efforts have led to ten SFL groups being set up at different universities throughout Burundi. While he has made SFL Burundi flourish, his efforts do not stop at the borders, as he has also set up SFL groups in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Aimable is a rising star in the liberty movement and his passion has inspired more than 1,500 other students and led to seminars, debates, events, and most importantly, liberty.
Co-founder and current president of SFL Indonesia, Imantaka Nugraha has grown SFL Indonesia into something inspiring. As a self-starter, he has spoken at many events throughout the Pacific and helped coordinate the first ever SEASFLC (Southeast Asia Students For Liberty Conference). Last May, he expanded his outreach to Japan and Australia. Nugraha has spoken on topics such as the sharing economy and Uber. Currently, he is writing a book on cryptocurrency. Nugraha’s efforts have proven he has a vision for how liberty will persist through the advancement of technology.
If you’re part of SFL in the United States, there’s a good chance you’ve heard the name of SFL College Park President Ethan Pritchard. And for good reason; the man is tireless in his pursuit of a freer world. Every week, he’s out there being a role model for all activists. Pritchard has built two large clubs from scratch. He helped organize a regional conference centered around free speech (and beer). And the clubs he has created have become major players within three semesters. A believer in building bridges, Pritchard knows the value of finding common ground with other groups and this has helped him to get nearly 900 new people interested in SFL. (more…)