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SLP students participate in the One Young World Summit
Two delegates from the AUS Student Leadership Program took part in the Eighth Annual One Young World Summit (OYW 2016) held September 28-October 1, 2016 in Ottawa, Canada. One Young World brings together the brightest young leaders from global and national companies, NGOs, universities and other progressive organizations. The aim of the summit is to debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the issues the world is facing. This year's summit was attended by 1,300 young leaders from over 190 countries.
"Participating in the One Young World Summit taught me few lessons. The first being that even if numerous obstacles lie in your path, you must face each one with the mindset that you will overcome it," said Afra Alnauimi, junior student majoring in business administration at AUS. "What the summit also drilled into me is that you are never too young to accomplish something positive and give back to your community, that unity and solidarity will help you skyrocket through whatever goals you want to achieve, and that only you set the limits to what is possible. I am grateful and ready to better my community as an OYW ambassador through starting up my own projects and initiatives."
"One Young World was an eye-opening experience that I will always be grateful for. It gave me the drive to be productive in life. It was truly and completely inspirational," added participant Reem Alnauimi, a senior student majoring in electrical engineering at AUS.
"OYW allows students to see the world from a different perspective. With a strong emphasis on civic leadership at the summit, our students come back every year from OYW with enthusiasm to give back to their communities. We are pleased that our students had a fruitful experience again this year and encourage more students to take part in SLP offerings," said Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Dean of Students.