Militaru Ana Maria

Short Biography

As a kid, Militaru Ana-Maria was always laugh at when asked the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?”. She was answering that one of her biggest goal is to offer the opportunity of education to everyone who wants it and was telling everyone that, “I want to become a “school builder”. And I still do!”

Militaru Ana-Maria from RomaniaI says, “I may be a 16 years old girl but I am more than that meets the eye. I am a passionate, strong, risk taker girl who would fight for what she believes in.” She was raised in a small apartment in Bucharest by both of her parents and was offered the opportunity to go to school, learn new languages and get involved in a lot of activities that truly shaped her into who she is now and she is so thankful for everything. Her passions are public speaking, debate, computers programming, volunteering activities and cycling which she has recently started to practice. Ms. Ana-Maria is currently in high school but wants to become an exchange student in the next years. She would also like to follow political science further in college.

How do you motivate the youths living in developing world for the better future?

Why future? Why do we want to motivate young people to develop the world for a better future when we can motivate them to develop a better present?! By building a greater present we build a better past and future at the same time.

I think it is also important for us to be able to answer the question ‘what is the role of young people in driving change? I say this because I think that one of our problems as young people is that we do not know how strong and powerful we are and that we can build a world in which Superheroes have no place because we can wear their capes all by ourselves. I think that we, especially, with our on the spot tendencies always want to jump to solutions without a proper understanding of what the problem is. We need to figure out what our identity is and what our role should be in driving change. We need to grapple with the facts and collectively discuss and work out the answers ourselves. We need to drive the discourse around issues that affect us, as young people, and collectively implement social solutions to social problems.

Is time that we show how powerful young people can be!