Gian Franco Soquena is 17 and attends Tamanawis Secondary. He created the Inner Light Foundation, focussed on mentoring kids aged 10-13 to eliminate isolation and powerlessness, creating a stronger community, where each person has a sense of belongingness, contribution, and purpose. He also volunteers for Empowered, to educate others about domestic violence, and raises money for women who are victims of genocide. He is a member of “Anomaly” which focuses on health awareness and environmental issues, participated in the school exchange program with students from Taiwan, and is a member of the Surrey Leadership Youth Council. Gian is an embodiment of leadership, innovativeness and service.

Gian chose SOS Childrens Village as his designated Charity.

To learn more about the SOS Childrens Village in BC, goto: