Disability

21 Ambassador initiatives you need to know about this month

In an effort to further share the incredible work of the OYW Ambassador community, we’ve launched our monthly list of top projects you need to know about.

The OYW network is all about collaboration - so please get in touch if you’re interested in learning more or joining forces with any of the Ambassadors listed. Remember, if you log into your OYW profile, you can email them directly via the messaging button. Just go to their OYW profile and you'll find the button located on the bottom left. You must be logged in to do this.

Your monthly list: 17 top initiatives you need to know about

In an effort to further share the incredible work of the OYW Ambassador community, we’ve launched our monthly list of top projects you need to know about.

The OYW network is all about collaboration - so please get in touch if you’re interested to learn more or join forces with any of the listed Ambassadors. Remember, if you log into your OYW profile, you can email them directly via the messaging button on their OYW profile, located on the bottom left. You must be logged in to do this.

How we must put the 1 billion people with disabilities on the business agenda

In an emotional opening speech, disability activist Oscar Anderson brought the audience to tears when he outlined his struggle as a person with disabilities and the burning desire to be taken more seriously by society.

"Engage with us. Talk to us”, he asked. “It is far better than staring in silence”.

“Please don't assume that because we are wonky on the outside we are wonky on the inside as well”.

Ambassador breaks world record for largest mental health lesson

On 21 March, Guinness World Record officially recognised Ambassador of the Week Hussain Manawer for giving the World’s Largest Mental Health Lesson at London’s Hackney Empire. Alongside King’s College London senior psychologist Professor Dame Til Wykes,  Hussain hosted 538 secondary school students for a 30 minute presentation on mental health and gave a spoken word performance. By receiving this global recognition, Hussain hopes to build awareness and combat the stigma around mental health.

Accessibility Advisory Group launched to make OYW more inclusive

This year One Young World formed an Accessibility Advisory Group ahead of the London 2019 Summit. The aim is to improve the delegate experience, paying particular attention to access requirements to ensure that delegates have the full Summit experience. One Young World enlisted the expertise of several Ambassadors to help realise the commitment made to improve the service. These specially selected Ambassadors formed a panel, drawing from their professional and personal experiences to help steer and inform the process.