Founder of Aida, a charity helping cancer patients.
Lea Moukanas is the youngest founder of an association in Europe.
Born in 1999 in Beirut (Lebanon), Léa Moukanas grew up first in the United States before moving to France.
In October 2014, she lost her grandmother diagnosed with leukemia. She wanted to join charity organizations but she faced some non-responses and reproach to be too young to do it.
In 2015, at 15 years old, she decided to found her own charity with her friends to support children, teenagers, and young adults diagnosed with cancer. She chose the name Aïda to pay tribute to her grandmother. The famous swimmer Camille Lacourt has been a sponsor during the ad campaign for the program Graines d’Avenir with Prince and Ulule.
The charity is now taking action in several cities in France with 1000 volunteers in which 80% were under the age of 18. The creation of Aïda allows young people to commit without the difficulties that Léa Moukanas has to deal with. It also inspires them to be bold and persevering when it comes to a project that matters to them however their age.
While she is a student in Sciences Po Paris, Léa Moukanas has already released two books. The first one “La Machine A Remonter le Temps” has been published when she was only 14. Her second book “Ulysse Chez Les Phéniciens”, published in 2015, became a best-seller on Amazon France. She is now working on a third book.
Spoken Languages: French, English
Ulysse Chez les Phéniciens
La machine à remonter le temps