My greatest passion is bringing change without making big promises. I look close into what I want to see changed, I think how I want to change it and I share my ideas with fellow young activists. We then create our vision and take small but steady steps forward. And the greatest reward of all is to see change happen in the face of young people becoming self-confident and willing to spend their time to find the best resolution of problems both locally and globally. Building a future activist’s self-confidence is a process I thoroughly enjoy no matter what specific cause I would like to promote. This is the true investment and this is the only way humanity will progress in the future. Passion defines results and passion combined with curiosity, an inborn asset of the young character, leads to huge leaps forward. We, youth around the world, are tired of hearing the pessimistic and sometimes counterproductive approach of leaders. We, the Millenials, are compassionate, concerned about our environment and seeking ways to connect with individuals to learn about their lifestyle, thus the problems faced by people in distant from us regions will no longer be obsolete or detached from us. We know that in a reality borders do not define people or their strife for global justice and prosperity. An e-mail now flies in a second from Cape Town to Vladivostok just to show us how close people are despite physical distance. We all care and our passion is our way to reach results. My passion is sparking it.
I am currently trying my best to inspire young people in Bulgaria and at my university in Dundee, Scotland to take a more active role in being citizens of their country and the world. Locally I try to achieve that by blogging for a civic initiative called Raznomishlenitci. Bulgaria has just entered a turbulent political period and institutions are looking for mechanisms to involve to a greater extent with civic society. Raznomishlenitsi and a Bulgarian emigrant group from Boston, USA called Future Bulgaria are engaged at devising and proposing effective and sustainable methods for this engagement to happen in reality. The organization’s long-term aim is to achieve a positive transition of Bulgaria's civil society by engaging the public in defining the common goals and values people should adhere to. The means to that end for us are series of discussion and civic initiatives presentations along with active blogging.
In Dundee, I have set up a new society, the Diplomats@Dundee,that gives all students the chance to participate in global and national conferences on the issues they are most interested in. The club focuses on providing financial support and expertise to all who have discovered that spark in themselves and have decided to bring change though their passion. In January 2012 under my leadership a team formed within the society and of it a project was born. “Discover to Inspire: Youth Actions on the MDGs” was a student-led initiative that aimed at bringing 100 participants across the EU to discuss how youth through individual, local actions can lead to positive change and development on the global solidarity project that the MDGs are. The project was fully sponsored by the European Youth in Action Programme and the University of Dundee. It was very successful and led to a team being organized this year to lead the creation of Discover2Insipre: Youth for Green Life.
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