Sedrick Murhula is a community development worker, refugee activist,
and youth motivator from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In
2007, he and his family fled to Uganda as refugees. While experiencing
the struggle of being a refugee at a young age (17), Sedrick and his friend founded Young African Refugees for Integral Development (YARID), a non-
profit organization dedicated to serving urban refugees in Kampala,
Today, Sedrick lives in the USA , where he continues advocating for refugees and immigrants. In 2017, he and his wife founded Your Platform, which supports grassroots organizations and projects in Africa
Sedrick is also a highly energetic and motivational speaker. He speaks to different colleges, high schools, churches, and non-profit organizations around the USA and abroad.
He welcomes the opportunity to share his life and talk about his experience with topics such as:
The Power of Grassroots and Community Organizing,
Youth and Change
Advocacy and Community Mobilization
Refugees and Immigrants Issues
Cross-Culture Change and
Motivational speeches depending on the audience
One thing you will always here Sedrick saying is,
"No matter what situation you are facing today, bad or good, you can still make a change."
This blog is a platform for voices unheard. It is a space to share stories about refugees and immigrants, to hear grassroots news about the crisis in Congo, personal life experience and other global issues.
Sedrick believes that youth are a powerful voice for change. This blog will create space for youth who do not have access to social media avenues to present their views and share their stories.