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Walking Tohoku: A 614km Journey on the Michinoku Shiokaze Trail

Speaking with Tokyo Weekender, OYW Ambassador Robin Lewis tells us about his Explore Tohoku project, making him one of the first to walk the entire length of the trail. 

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Bringing back our beloved Yemen

OYW Ambassador Mohammed Gaber shares his fears and hopes for his family, friends and fellow Yemenis as their country is torn by an escalating conflict.

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Look back at the top 10 OYW videos of the year

As 2017 wraps up, scroll through some of our best video moments of the year.

 

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The young refugee bringing ISIS victims together

OYW Ambassador Taffan is working with former enemies, now ISIS victims, to ensure they do not turn to hatred and extremism.

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The best OYW moments of 2017

What a year! Look back at some of the best OYW moments of 2017.

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What's next for South Africa? 3 takeaways from the ANC National Conference

Africa’s oldest liberation movement has had the most contentious national conference in recent years. What does this mean for young people in South Africa? Nkululeko Tselane reviews. 

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The young peacebuilder who forgave those who slaughtered his family

OYW Ambassador Hyppolite shares the harrowing story of his survival and talks about his initiative to foster peacebuilding in Rwanda.

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OYW quotes to live by

From Emma Watson and Arianna Huffington to President Santos and Roger Federer, read what wise words OYW Counsellors have shared with us since 2010. 

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The Malaysian Ambassador building schools for refugee children

Today marks the 18th anniversary of International Migrants Day - read how Heidy Quah is providing refugees in Malaysia with the skills they need to succeed.

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Bosnian OYW Ambassador wins Council of Europe Museum Prize

One of the top awards in the museum industry has been awarded to the War Childhood Museum as part of the European Museum of the Year Awards.

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