David Yayravi

“My students are like the girls in Girl Rising. They are the most disenfranchised but they are fighters. When my students saw Girl Rising, they saw themselves and felt proud.”


  • Educator
  • School: Crossover International Academy
  • Location: Lake Volta, Ghana

David is an educator based in the rural Lake Volta region of Ghana and is the founder of Crossover International Academy, a school dedicated to educating former slaves from the region’s fishing industry or orphans, often victims of human trafficking and abuse. Inspired by Girl Rising, David helped his students to organize a march in the center of their town so they could teach others about the value of girls. Watch the video below to learn more.