Kuruthumu Seleman Kasenya is a founder and executive director at The Smile Initiative in Tanzania, a local youth-led organization working to advocate for gender equality in the education system. She is a gender specialist with a background in community development and a visionary youth leader who is passionate and committed to advocating for gender equality, social change, and human rights activism. Additionally, she is a resolute change-maker and committed activist, fighting for sustainability and dedicated to empowering young people and eradicating gender-based violence (GBV).