OYW Hong Kong Caucus: why you need to stay connected between Summits

Written by Iki Chan, Programme Manager, The HKFYG Leadership Institute, OYW Managing Ambassador for Asia

If you’ve ever wondered how to stay in touch with your fellow One Young World (OYW) Ambassadors following the annual Summit, attending regional events such as the caucus organised in Hong Kong from 31 March - 1 April was a great example of how to do so!

On International Youth Day, meet the young leaders who are creating safe spaces for youth

“Safe Spaces for Youth” is the theme of Sunday’s International Youth Day, designated by the United Nations General Assembly in celebration of the 1.8 billion people in the world aged 10-24.

The UN calls for creating “safe spaces where [young people] can come together, engage in activities related to their diverse needs and interests, participate in decision making processes and freely express themselves.”

40 under 40: Get to know Sheree Atcheson

Companies can’t expect to get the best talent if they don’t openly empower their staff and allow them to investigate the things that make them passionate, whilst also doing the client work.

Deloitte understands this. The reason why I came here was, not only is this one of the biggest companies in the world, it’s somewhere that openly supports not just women but all different minorities to do the things they want to do.

“I sometimes forget what I felt throughout my OYW experience. This is why the OYW community is so important.”

It has been almost 5 years since I became a part of the wonderful One Young World (OYW) community. I still remember every touching and exciting moment I experienced at OYW Johannesburg back in 2013. Since then, I have wondered, how can I better myself to be a part of the improved society I want to see? Truthfully, I believe that I am on my way.