Shukura is passionate about sustainability and discovering ways to meet the needs of the present without compromising the future. Additionally, she is committed into developing ways to achieve long-term peace. Through facilitating and being involved in peace conferences both locally and abroad, she has worked with young people to achieve peace in their communities. Shukura’s goal during her year in Ecuador is to become fluent in Spanish, develop innovative ideas that empower individuals, whilst holding onto her beliefs around sustainability and peace. A quote that resonates with Shukura is, ‘Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud’ – Maya Angelou. This quote is her favourite as it is a simple mantra to live by. Shukura always tries to say optimistic and find the positive in difficult situations.