Ayaba Gloria Gangnonto
Gloria Gangnonto has over four years of experience in community health and currently works as a community health volunteer at the Benin Red Cross Society. As a community health volunteer, she is involved in community resilience programs, such as Community Based Health First Aids (CBHFA). Gloria also is also a coach at TBC-AFRICA USA, a certified language center where she educates youth on English skills. Gloria holds a bachelor’s degree in Medical Imaging and Radiobiology from the University of Abomey-Calavi in Benin. She believes that people come first and without good health and education, there can be no development. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, she plans to extend CBHFA training across Benin, empowering community members to take care of their own health, master first aid, and assist injured people in the case of accidents. Gloria also believes that good readers today make good leaders tomorrow, so she plans to establish libraries in the 77 communes of Benin to assist youth in reading and acquiring the necessary knowledge to achieve their goals.