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AUS students participate in the second PepsiCo Youth Forum
Students from the American University of Sharjah Student Leadership Program took part in the second PepsiCo Youth Forum held from June 10-13. Youth delegates from across the UAE were brought together to discuss and develop solutions for creating a more sustainable and healthy future for their communities. The event included interactive workshops, speaker panels and discussion groups on topics related to health and wellness, environment and talent development under the theme, "Be the Change."
From the 15 AUS students who participated in the forum, Fahmi Abufool, majoring in mechanical engineering, was selected to represent the youth in the 9th CSR Summit as an Ambassador for Human Sustainability.
Commenting on the occasion, Abufool said, "The PepsiCo Youth Forum gave me the opportunity to communicate with other youth in issues that interest me with regards to our social responsibility. Being selected as an Ambassador for Human Sustainability, I was given five minutes to recap what we had discussed and what kind of resolutions we had for some issues that concerned us. Not only did this chance boost my confidence, but I learnt how to communicate with the leaders of today."
"We focus on youth development and provide students with many opportunities to take part in such youth forums, conferences, Model United Nations and more. This forum allowed students an opportunity to exchange experiences and ideas on how to become more involved in supporting sustainable communities. Youth of this region have so much potential, that I am confident with professional guidance AUS students will significantly impact their communities toward greater success," said Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.