My statement after the successful participation on the WFYS in Russia 2017:
An unprecedented honor to represent the Albanian nation for the first time in this worldwide festival.
The organization which I led, “LDA Albania & Kosovo” was the only organization in the Republic of Albania who gave the opportunity to the Albanian state to be represented with a delegation of 20 young people in Sochi, Russia, among 30,000 young people from 180 countries.
I can trustworthy say that was not just a milestone but a dream and an ideal realized by young people by promoting solidarity, peace and social justice, a story to write, a start for a mission, an international vision that we will reach…
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NEW FELLOWS: An early bell to straighten your path
In what seemed like a dream unfolding into a hazy reality, my acceptance into the Atlas Corps fellowship was the best thing that happened to me in 2016. Finding it hard to tender my resignation to my previous organization, I only jumbled together few handover notes and updates on pending tasks at the dire moment; all because I worked till the last moment (few days before my trip to the USA) to ease transition for the incoming Communications Lead. Just in a day, I packed my clothes-most of which I personally designed- and clutched few reading materials, all set for the year-long fellowship.
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Growing up as a child, one country was always top of our wish list as we were made to believe that barely making it to that country means you’re forever rich. The beauty of the streets and automated systems (mostly seen in movies) not only left an indelible ink on our minds but made tons of young people dream, daze and forever feel incomplete without the opportunity to visit or even stay in this land. To a greater extent, this country (one of the super-world powers) is just like every other country comprising rich and poor people, modern and traditional houses, peaks and valleys, and inequality just as wide as one can hardly imagine.
The potential of Nigeria’s youth population is arguably contradictory: on one side, pockets of shinning stars; and on the other, a largely untapped resource. But there is growing evidence that young people can be agents of change, when given a chance. As we commemorate International Youth Day, this article explores the implication of putting young people at the forefront of change and development in this era of peak youth.
When we talk about young people in Nigeria we often talk about the vicious circle problems that get linked to youth: unemployment, underdevelopment, political thuggery, ignorance, radicalization and militancy – although there are pockets of shinning stars.
‘A society that cuts off from its youth severs its lifeline, but a society that engages their interests, enlists their talents and liberates their energies brings hope to the world’, says former UN Sec-Gen Kofi Annan. But don’t you find it odd that the same society that encourages you to follow your dreams as a kid is somehow offended by your demand to be involved in decisions that may affect the realization of those very dreams?