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SLP students attend One Young World Summit in Dublin
Students from the Student Leadership Program (SLP) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) took part in the One Young World Summit (OYW), which was held October 15-19, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. The aim of the summit was to debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the issues the world is currently facing.
One Young World is an annual summit that brings together the brightest young leaders from global and national companies, NGOs, universities and other progressive organizations. The summit allows youth to work with OYW counselors to debate and formulate solutions for major issues concerning our world today. OYW focuses on multiple disciplines emphasizing on the importance of transparency in business, engineering, government and the impact of climate change, global health and hunger relief.
"The summit was an eye opener to the radical global issues such as education, peace and conflict, climate change, and human rights. This triggered me to question how I could contribute to change the world. I learned to network with multinational delegates by asking them about their interests and passions, rather than their nationality or beliefs, which is what unites youth together and excludes what society labels us," said Mina Mazin, a sophomore majoring in economics.
"The OYW 2014 summit was a positive and an eye-opening experience for our students. Tackling issues concerning socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals, the conference presented inspiring speakers that promoted civic leadership and urged youth to become active citizens within their communities. We are confident that our students are empowered to further reach out to advocate and end the cycle of poverty around the world. SLP continues to offer many exciting opportunities and we encourage more students to take advantage of them," said Dr. Moza, Al Shehhi, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.