Future Leader Profile: Shazaria Francis Brown

October 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

This article – featuring ShaZaria Francis Brown — is part 1 of a 3 part series featuring the experience of Bermuda’s Future Leaders at the Global Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship Summer Program.

Summary about you and why you chose to take part in the Brandon Hall opportunity

ShaZaria Francis Brown said, “My name is ShaZaria Francis Brown. I am 16-year-old. I attend the Berkeley Institute. In 2019 I participated in the Future Leaders Programme. The three weeks were captivating and engaging while learning about different social and economic issues in Bermuda, leadership and the importance of community service and action. When given the opportunity to travel abroad to join the Global Youth Leadership program at Brandon Hall, I was intrigued. I knew that the Brandon Hall School program would be a good opportunity for me to have a new experience and better myself as a leader.”

ShaZaria Francis Brown Release Bermuda October 14, 2022

What SDG are you most passionate about and why?

Ms. Brown said, “During my time at Brandon Hall we studied the 17 sustainable goals. The sustainable development goals that stood out to me were Climate action, Industry, innovation, infrastructure as well as responsible consumption and production. These three goals inspired me to come up with my project idea E-case. E-case is a company I created that will produce eco-friendly phone cases.”

What did you choose as your project idea? Why?

Ms. Brown said, “E-case is a company I created that will produce eco-friendly phone cases. E-cases will be biodegradable and made from recycled waste. I believe that recycling and preserving the earth is very important. Non-biodegradable waste can have very damaging effects on both land and water. Many birds, turtles and marine mammals die every year because of non-biodegradable waste. Non-biodegradable waste releases harmful chemicals into the soil, water sources and eco-sources. With my phone cases, I would like to reduce the use of waste that could harm the earth and its wildlife.”

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

Ms. Brown said, “Yes, I do plan to implement my idea locally. Some challenges might be cost, ensuring that the product is as affordable as possible for customers and collecting the materials.”

What impact do you think your project could make, if implemented, locally or globally?

Ms. Brown said, “I would like my project to be implemented globally so that everyone can have the opportunity to purchase my product. By implementing my company E-cases says I will reduce the waste around the world and help to preserve the earth.”

What was your overall experience at Brandon Hall School?

Ms. Brown said, “My time at Brandon Hall was a memorable experience that I will never forget. Meeting people from around the world and learning about their countries was fascinating. Over three weeks, you learn about public speaking, the sustainable development, leadership and how the importance of action. Every weekday at Brandon Hall we had mentorship sessions where we talked about social issues and what we would do to fix them. On every field trip, we had an opportunity to learn something new. I recommend the Brandon Hall global leadership program if you are looking to become a better leader or someone who would like to gain new experiences, meet other global leaders and, overall, better yourself as a person.”

Ms Brown’s presentation on eco-friendly phone cases follows below [PDF here]:

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