Emmanuel Mirus Ponon

Philippines

    Mr. Emmanuel Mirus Ponon is a 19-year-old sophomore at De La Salle University currently taking up Development Studies and Economics in the Philippines. Mirus started to volunteer at the age of 9, which sparked his passion for volunteering in numerous organizations before establishing his first organization, Youth Advocates for the Philippines Inc. His organization is considered one of the fastest-growing non-profit, youth-led organizations with more than 10,000 members, most from 13-21, serving more than 100,000 beneficiaries, all just in its first year.

    Mirus is the Philippine Officer of the ASEAN University Student Council Union and one of the co-founders of the Online SDG Forum. Additionally, Mirus was awarded as the Best Youth Leader by the Asia Pacific Awards and  40 under 20 Global Teen Leaders by the We Are Family Foundation.