"OYW Ambassador Saba Nafees is one of the more than 800,000 “Dreamers” who took advantage of the DACA program in 2012. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama era program, provided some temporary protections to undocumented immigrants who entered the country as children. In 2017, the Trump administration made the decision to rescind DACA.
Five days ago, category-five Tropical Cyclone Gita swept and ravaged over the Kingdom of Tonga, my island home. While homes, buildings and towns have been partially and completely destroyed, one aspect of the 'Friendly Islands' remains intact: the heart, spirit and sense of unity of its inhabitants.
Having survived one genocide and witnessing another, One Young World Ambassador Taban Shoresh hopes peace is achievable in Syria and Iraq. Born out of her personal experience and in response to the humanitarian crises of Kurdistan, Taban founded The Lotus Flower, a non-profit that supports women and girls impacted by conflict and displacement.
It’s hard to really put into words what the Caribbean has been through in that past two weeks. I sit here in Grand Bahama, blessed with a roof over my head only because of the unpredictable workings of nature.
On 4 October 2016 Hurricane Matthew, a category four hurricane, ravaged the south of Haiti killing approximately 900 people, destroying 200,000 homes and leaving 1.4 million people in need with damages estimated at US$1.89 billion.
Ambassador José María Ortega-Hernández is determined to make it to the Moon. This past month, José María and his Green Moon Project teammates made it to the final round of TeamIndus’ Lab2Moon competition, which challenged students to devise a project that will ‘accelerate human evolution into a sustainable multi-planetary species.’ The winning projects will head to the moon with the TeamIndus Spacecraft scheduled for launch later this year.
In 2012, I had the privilege of traveling to the One Young World Summit held in Pittsburgh, USA. It was a phenomenal experience where world leaders, such as Bill Clinton, Kofi Annan, Bob Geldof, Jack Dorsey and Muhammad Yunus, to name a few, shared their stories and lessons learned to empower young leaders towards achieving magnificent impacts in their work.
It is pretty easy to tell vague anecdotes that depict glowing solutions, smooth processes, and smiling faces. I am speaking to you, blissful, passionate, newly minted social entrepreneurs in the non-profit sector. You are my people.
It is much harder to convey our long-term commitment to communities, prove that the work we do is impacting its intended audience in a meaningful way, and design programming with scalability in mind. We tend to rush this part.
Indy Hothi is a social activist who was selected to represent the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) at the 2015 One Young World Summit in recognition of his dedication to affecting change. He currently holds the position of Senior Economic Strategy Consultant at EY and has established a number of key diversity initiatives at the firm, including running successful Graduate Insight Days for black