Monday, September 14, 2009

FIFTH VOICE: Dylan Mahalingam

Dylan Mahalingam founded the organization Lil’ MDGs to leverage the power of the Internet to educate, engage, inspire, and empower children to help meet the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Lil’ MDGs was most recently recognized by the United Nations as the best practice in e-content and technological creativity, demonstrating young people’s potential to create outstanding digital content and serving as a platform for people from all UN member states to work together to meet the MDGs.

A first-year student at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, New Hampshire, the 14-year-old Dylan lives in Derry with his parents, his older sister Ammu (when she is not at college), and his beautiful three-year-old chocolate Labrador Nestlé. Dylan’s online résumé can be found at his website.

In a role that has been read by Actor Giancarlo Esposito in a previous production of Speak Truth to Power, Dylan will read the voices of six Human Rights Defenders.

THIS JUST IN: Dylan has been named a 2009 Nestle Best in Youth Winner. As a result, Nestle will be making a generous donation of both cash and product to Jayme's Fund for Social Justice for the Speak Truth to Power reading! Congratulations, Dylan!

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