Future Leader Spotlight: NaDae Ingham

August 26, 2019

This article is part 5 of an 8-part series featuring the experience of Bermuda’s Future Leaders at the Global Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship Summer Program.

NaDae Ingham:

“Access to clean water is a basic necessity.”

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Student Profile

NaDae: My name is NaDae Ingham and I am 14 years old. A year ago, I was a part of a program called the Future Leaders. This program introduced me to the Global Youth Leadership and Entrepreneurship program. I was very intrigued by what the program had to offer because I enjoy helping others and want to change the world for the better. However, what really drew me towards this program was that I enjoy learning new tools that I can use in life, exposing myself to new experiences and meeting new people. In addition, I aspire to become a world-renowned neurosurgeon. I feel as though this program has given me the tools to achieve this goal.

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Interviewer: What did you choose as your project idea, based on an issue you’re passionate about solving?

NaDae: Due to my passion for the issue of unclean water, I decided to start a foundation called The Pure Foundation. My goal is to allow easier access to clean water by producing Activated Carbon and Ion exchange pearls. During my research, I found that the use of these pearls is the best way of purifying large amounts of water in a short time.

Interviewer: Why did you choose your particular project?

NaDae: For my project, I chose to provide and purify water to those who do not have. The reason I chose clean water as my project was because I believe that clean water should be accessible to everyone because it is a basic human need that everyone should have.

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Interviewer: Do you plan to implement your idea? If so, what are some possible challenges to implementation?

NaDae: I do plan on implementing my idea, but later in life. However, with my idea I can see possible problems such as financial issues which could occur, and my product could possibly not work.

Interviewer: What was your overall experience at Brandon Hall School?

NaDae: My experience at Brandon Hall School taught me many resourceful skills that I could use in my everyday life instead of just in the program. My overall experience was amazing, and I feel as though it was beneficial to me and opened more opportunities in my life.

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Summary of Presentation:

My name is NaDae Ingham and I am from Bermuda. Unlike Bermuda and its resourceful way of catching water, some people do not have this luxury of having access to clean water. Did you know approximately 785 million people do not have clean drinking water. Imagine if you did not have clean drinking water. I want to be able to purify and provide water to those who do not have and those who cannot afford it. However, I want to do it with large amounts of water without using harmful chemicals. I plan on doing this in less developed countries. I will purify the water by using activated carbon and ion exchange pearls. When the two are combined they trap all the unhealthy items and let the purified water go through. I choose to do this because I believe that everyone should have access to their basic human needs like oxygen.

The full Pure Foundation follows below [PDF here]:

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