Success Stories

June 27, 2017

Teklemariam Bekit

 SFL SUCCESS STORY: Teklemariam Bekit  SFL Africa A successful effort in getting SFL on the map in Eritrea Teklemariam Bekit is a Member of the African Executive Board at Students for Liberty. He is the founder of Eritrean Students for Liberty which he formed in 2015 to reach out to the Eritrean and Ethiopian Refugees and Immigrants living in Kenya. On June 24, 2017 Bekit hosted a full day seminar on Liberty & Free Society from the Eritrean Perspective. The Seminar was hosted at the Tangaza University, Nairobi Kenya and attracted 42 participants from the Eritrean, Kenyan and the South Sudanese communities. Presentations were made on Freedom and the Role of Government, The Institution of a Free Society and Toleration by various speakers among them Teklemariam […]
June 27, 2017

George Colindres

SFL SUCCESS STORY: George Colindres SFL Latin America Advancing Free-Market Solutions to Poverty in Honduras George Colindres is a former Executive Board member of Eslibertad (2015-2016) who joined SFL-Eslibertad in the year 2014 as a Local Coordinator in Honduras with the purpose of building up a team of students that researched, understood and spread the ideas of economic and political freedom at several Honduras college campuses where there were no groups focused on those ideas. It was during that same year that George and his team had an important role in solving a conflict that was taken place at the Autonomous University (UNAH-VS) where a group of Marxist students decided to take over the entire campus in a violent manner by intimidating students and physically […]
June 27, 2017

Francisco Costa

SFL SUCCESS STORY: Francisco Costa SFL Latin America Advancing Liberty on Education: Francisco Costa and the Sociedad Movement Francisco Costa is currently a Law student and a Senior Local Coordinator for Estudiantes por la Libertad in Valparaíso, Chile. Francisco has found himself fighting for something that Chilean youth cherish deeply: higher education that is accessible and of quality. Francisco and other recognized student leaders founded “Sociedad” (Society), a liberty-oriented political movement that promotes “associative liberalism” and “social and economic autonomy of higher education”. Unfortunately, the student movements that are pushing educational issues are mostly socialist-leaning, and advocate for a state-controlled education. Francisco, as the first National Coordinator of Sociedad, has openly opposed these types of policies. To him and the people involved in the movement, […]
May 19, 2017

Imantaka Nugraha

 SFL SUCCESS STORY: Imantaka Nugraha SFL Charter Teams SFL Indonesia president bringing the free market to Jakarta Imantaka Nugraha is one of the co-founders of SFL Indonesia and currently serves as their president. Imantaka initiated and co-founded SFL Indonesia in August 2015 right after he attended the International Society for Individual Liberty world conference in Bali, where he met many SFLers from all around the world. Since then, SFL Indonesia has grown rapidly into an organization that inspired many other SFL chapters in Southeast Asia. He has spoken at many events in the entire Pacific region on topics such as the sharing economy and Uber, the liberty movement in Indonesia, religious freedom, free market environmentalism, inefficiencies of state-owned businesses and so forth. With SFL Indonesia, Imantaka […]
May 9, 2017

Victoria Ibiwoye

 SFL SUCCESS STORY: Victoria Ibiwoye SFL Africa Educating and empowering young leaders in Africa Victoria Ibiwoye is a former ASFL Local Coordinator from Nigeria. She is the founder of One African Child, a non-profit initiative founded primarily to aide children on the African soil to realise their true identity and their place in society. The organization’s mission is to educate and empower young African Leaders. The organization executes community projects that seek to educate and transform the lives of children. Victoria recently represented One African Child at the UNESCO NGO Forum 2017 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia which was a summit on education. View Other SFL Success Stories If you want to support students like Victoria, please invest in liberty today. It is tax-deductible and will change […]
April 28, 2017

Antonella S. Marty

SFL SUCCESS STORY: Antonella S. Marty SFL Latin America Advancing Liberty through Public Policy and Academia in Argentina Antonella got in touch with SFL’s Latin American branch, Eslibertad, due to some members and leaders like Luis Silva-Ball who motivated her to join the movement while she was doing an internship at Cato Institute in Washington D.C. Previously, Antonella had also been an intern at Atlas Network were she became familiar with the ideas of liberty. It seemed like timing or destiny, but at that time Antonella received an invitation to participate in one of SFL´s conferences. This was the final push she needed to make a decision to join SFL-LatinAmerica known as Eslibertad. During her time as a leader of Eslibertad, Antonella became the first Regional […]
April 27, 2017

The Spirit That Drives Students For Liberty

By Yaël Ossowski In the course of fulfilling our day-to-day tasks related to Students For Liberty and the broader movement to advocate for economic and social liberties, it is oft forgotten to take a step back and reflect on the beauty and success of what we’ve created. Whether in the wee hours of the night in meetings with colleagues, the long and arduous weekends at retreats and conferences that test the elasticity of the portions of our brains that memorize faces and names, or the endless weeks of toil that go into planning a long-term project or event, we are often so deeply imbedded in the execution of our work that we simply become blind to the totality of our accomplishments. What makes Students For Liberty […]
April 25, 2017

Guillermina Sutter Schneider

SFL SUCCESS STORY: Guillermina Sutter Schneider SFL Latin America SFL knows no Borders: Promoting Freedom From Argentina to DC Guillermina had her first encounter with SFL when she met Wolf von Laer at the beginning of 2011 in Rosario Argentina where she is originally from. Since that moment, she started to become more involved with the network at Eslibertad (the Latin-American branch of SFL) in Argentina and its leaders. Later, she was invited as a speaker in October 2013 for the first Eslibertad Regional Conference that took place in Chile. After the Regional Conference, Guillermina decided to be more active and involved with Eslibertad Argentina and applied for the Local Coordinator (LC) program in 2014 and finally became an Eslibertad Argentina LC. She rose fast and in […]
April 6, 2017

Natalie Le
United States

 SFL SUCCESS STORY: Natalie Le SFL North America Natalie Le criticizes restrictive speech policies at Harvard Natalie Le, currently pursuing a master’s degree at Harvard University, was published in the Crimson on April 5th, 2017. Natalie’s article is titled, “Harvard Is No Friend of Free Speech“, and explains how Harvard “has speech codes that clearly infringe upon students’ First Amendment rights. One example is Harvard’s racial harassment policy, which bars students from “using racial epithets, making racially derogatory remarks, and using racial stereotypes.” The wording used in this speech code is far too vague and therefore threatens students’ free speech rights. Natalie goes on to say, “Harvard is a private institution and is not legally bound by the First Amendment. However, Harvard is considered to […]
April 3, 2017

Jorge Miguel Teixeira

 SFL SUCCESS STORY: Jorge Miguel Teixeira SFL Europe Running for Mayor in Barreiro, Portugal Jorge Miguel Teixeira, a 23 year old Local Coordinator in Lisbon, Portugal, who graduated with a degree in Philosophy and is currently doing his Master’s in Political Science is tunning for Mayor of Barreiro, Portugal. SFL Portugal has grown steadily during the last year, and intends to lead the liberty movement in the country. Whereas initially there was a small core group of four members, now SFL Portugal boasts nearly 50 members, most located in Lisbon. Notably, they co-organized the Lisbon Liberty Forum with the Contraditório Think Tank in October 2016, with an attendance of more than 100 people. It was SFL Portugal’s largest conference to date. For the upcoming local […]
April 3, 2017

Linda Kavuka

 SFL SUCCESS STORY: Linda Kavuka SFL Africa Working to bring about a freer and more inclusive Kenya Linda Kavuka is a member of the African Executive Board and the Communications Intern in charge of External Communications for African Students For Liberty (ASFL). On behalf of ASFL, Linda has partnered with Liberal Alliance Denmark, Kenya Association of Manufacturers and Eastern Africa Policy Center in the project “Fostering Issue Based Political Dialogue in Kenya”. The objective of the project is to create a platform where the business community works together with political parties in creating and implementing policies and also to build the capacity of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and political parties to work together to improve the political environment so that it may be more inclusive for […]
April 3, 2017

Fabian Pozo

 SFL SUCCESS STORY: Fabian Pozo SFL Latin America  Promoting Freedom in Ecuador through Law and Academia Fabian got involved with SFL mid-2012. Until that moment, Fabian Pozo was a self-educated classic liberal and had dedicated himself to the dissemination of ideas through the internet by himself, individually, in addition to belonging to the political party Creando Oportunidades (CREO), an Ecuadorian liberal party. By joining SFL as a Local Coordinator at that time, Fabian says that he joined a network of brothers in ideas, which allowed him to deepen his training and expand the capacity of spreading libertarian ideas. That same year, he started the first student group of Estudiantes por la Libertad in Cuenca, the third biggest city in Ecuador, and the main city for […]