Foni Joyce Vuni
Member of the Refugee Education Council
Foni Joyce Vuni is a graduate of Mass Communication with a major in Public Relations. Foni believes that interaction and education is crucial to promoting peace and appreciation of cultural diversity. Foni is the co-chair of UNHCR’s Global Youth Advisory Council (GYAC) and the focal point for education. In 2018, she represented South Sudanese refugees at high-level peace talks held in Khartoum. Together with a Kenyan friend, Foni founded the community-based YEMI Initiative. YEMI’s aim is to enable the local community and especially youth to realize and utilize their potential. YEMI counsels, mentors, and inspires through mentorship programmes, career talks and panel discussions.