The Youth Global Forum 2016 in Jakarta has concluded. Over the course of four days, more than 100 young people from 29 countries were gathered together to come up with interesting solutions for sustainable social development. Seven youth initiatives “battled” for the Forum’s main prize – a realization grant. And the winner was a young, but experienced, social entrepreneur from Russia: Olga Lakhnova, with a project targeted to fight the isolation of elderly people by allowing them to help with educating children. Olga plans to launch a social club in Moscow where local retirees will be able to use their knowledge for good by educating children through one-on-one instruction or in “classes” consisting of small groups. According to Olga, this will help elderly people to fight isolation and will give children the opportunity to obtain additional education for free. In this interview Olga explains the concept behind her winning project.
Mental illnesses and neurological disorders affect every fourth inhabitant of the small South American country of Guyana. Moreover, according to the World Health Organization,this small nation of less than a million people reports the highest sucide rate in the world. One of the project presenters at Youth Time’s Youth Global Forum in Paris, Shinelle Bayrd, decided to raise the general awareness of this problem and promote the possibility of improving the overall physical, mental, spiritual,and emotional wellbeing of people in Guyana. Her project – called the Wellness Center – was awarded the first place and recieved a realization grant. In an interview withYouth Time magazine, she talks more about the difficulties people face in Guyana and her ideas about how she plans to change the situation for the better.
The winning social project “Health For Female Community Leaders” created and presented by the recent medicine graduate from Nepal Swekshya Neupane.
Happy Granma project inspired by Renu Shakya (Nepal) and supported by Loescher Family has got off to a good start.
Train of Friendship
The aim of the project is to improve relations between the EU and Russia on the level of people (civil society) by engaging in intercultural dialogue, breaking stereotypes about our respective cultures and learning about each other’s way of life in order to promote peace, dialogue and friendship between our respective nations.
Studen’Trip is a social venture that organizes trips for Moroccan University Students aged between 18 – 25 years old who want to help the community in Moroccan rural areas. The industry of tourism in Morocco is growing and becoming more and more attractive. “Studen’Trip” service will allow students to do community work and connect them with people in need who live in the Moroccan rural areas. Studen’Trip is a social venture but it is also a business that aims to gain profit in order to keep the business and the social impact sustainable.
Conference on digital game-based learning
The goal of the Conference is to provide a floor for deliberations on strategies, policies and best practices of Information and communications technology (ICT) application in education, as well as on development and implementation of innovative teaching and learning methodologies.
To improve the communication between young artists and show the cultural differences in our world through development of an online communication platform. Working in the field, reading studies we have realized that augmenting communication mechanisms between art schools and young artists themselves would provide a significant positive social impact by allowing young artists to share works and ideas and participate in constructive communication with the aim of developing an open artist community active both at a national and regional level.
Girl Friendly School Sanitation Improvement Project
The ‘Girl Friendly School Sanitation Improvement Project in Far Western Nepal’ will be implemented in the schools of two municipalities of Far Western Nepal i.e. Amargadhi municipality of Dadeldhura district and Dipayal Silgadhi municipality of Doti district. The main reason behind choosing these districts is because of the extremely poor sanitation condition and to address the deeply rooted traditional practice called ‘Chhaupadi’ (isolating girls and women from the outside world during their menstruation) which prevails here. Frequent absenteeism of girl students during their menstruation has posed threat in achieving the Millennium Development Goal 2 i.e. attainment of universal primary education in Nepal.
EVENTOR is an online platform created by youth for youth.
Eventor HUB is the second part of the Eventor (online platform) project www.eventor.info. Mission of EVENTOR is that students and youth to have a space where they can find the needed information for different opportunities and events all over the world, as well as this space will be an important space which will serve different people and organizations to promote their events and opportunities.
Sampa Youth Resource Centre
Sampa Youth Resource Centre (SYRC) project will assist unemployed youth between ages 15 – 24 on the aspect of youth employment, employment creation, entrepreneurship and health reproductive education.The centre will provide appropriate skills to youth in order to enable them to meet their full potential for them to deal with life’s challenges.
Nepal Youth Forum 2013
“NEPAL YOUTH FORUM 2013” organized by NYFN under collaboration with Ministry of Youth and Sports and Youth Time International Movement successfully conducted its 3 daylong session with a theme “Youth Contributing for Peace” in the wake of the Nepal’s ongoing peace process to establish the sustainable peace in the country. It had brought about 300 youths of diverse background across the country from the pool of about 3000 applicants in a bid to explore their roles in establishing the sustainable peace and also 20 International delegates participated in the forum.