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One Young World 2013

Starter Island: Rise of the Iguanas.Depth of the Conch.

Ashleigh Rolle | Posted 09.10.2015 | Travel
Ashleigh Rolle

The Explorer's challenge gave us a taste for victory, we liked it and we wanted to know what overall success would feel like. In that moment we decided that the competition had to be ours to dominate. With a company name already set in place we met at the stern of the boat to talk strategy.

Starter Island: Highbourne Cay

Ashleigh Rolle | Posted 09.08.2015 | Travel
Ashleigh Rolle

At the beginning of the year, I promised myself that I would take a lot more risks and step outside of what would normally be my comfort zone. My participation in Starter Island was just that.

The House

Ashleigh Rolle | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
Ashleigh Rolle

The reason I became so fully immersed in the project first started by Prince Haakon, John Hope Bryant and Pekka Himanen was because as cliché' as it sounds, I realized that life is a journey and through them I discovered that we should all be allowed to explore it with dignity.

Let's Go to Thailand

Ashleigh Rolle | Posted 08.06.2014 | Travel
Ashleigh Rolle

Tourists have nothing to worry about when visiting Thailand and One Young World need not fear the quality Bangkok will bring to the table. Exercise the same amount of caution you would when vacationing in any other country and just remember to have a good time.

Taking Our Seat: The Bahamas On the World Stage

Ashleigh Rolle | Posted 07.05.2014 | Impact
Ashleigh Rolle

The absence of the Bahamas at this year's forum illustrates that we as a people need to hold the proverbial flame just a little bit closer to the seats of the people that were elected to represent us on a regional and international scale.

Discovering LIFT '14 and the World of Entrepreneurs

Erdika Wirengjurit | Posted 04.17.2014 | Business
Erdika Wirengjurit

I had the privilege to attend the LIFT Conference this year. Ultimately the purpose of these exciting gatherings is to learn, exchange knowledge, ideas and opinions, and I was definitely ready to absorb it all!

The Elusive Life of the Unemployed

Ashleigh Rolle | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Ashleigh Rolle

We've seen the hordes of unemployed youth occupy our television screens and bombard our parliaments. We've heard their cries but what are we doing to quiet them?

Walk the Talk!

Erdika Wirengjurit | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Erdika Wirengjurit

In my previous post, I've mentionned the burgeoning idea of a certain project of mine after I've attended a One Young World summit. Not only was my in...

Post One Young World Fever

Erdika Wirengjurit | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Erdika Wirengjurit

It's official: I have contracted the One Young World fever. I believe that catching the OYW fever restores HOPE in each in every one us. After all, hope is what pushes humanity to be better.

One Young World: The Future of Business Leadership

Kathy Calvin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Kathy Calvin

One of the reasons we need a "Plan B for business" is that companies today need to find ways to work together, to drive well-being for all and conserve the earth's precious resources.

The Future of a Child With Cerebral Palsy in Nigeria

Freeman Osonuga | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Freeman Osonuga

Children with cerebral palsy are not able to achieve their developmental milestones. In Nigeria, their future remains in uncertainty because there is no special institution dedicated to their special needs.

Go to Grad School

Liz Rebecca Alarcon | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Liz Rebecca Alarcon

Lots of people have written about why you shouldn't go to grad school. I respectfully disagree. Grad school offers real benefits and, when done right, is an invaluable resource that can further your career.

Travel With a Message

Luis Diego Oreamuno | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Luis Diego Oreamuno

One Young World is no less than the most international and diverse of youth gathering in the world. I traveled with a message and got back with an enforced mission.

Will Grenada Always Be a Poor and Middle Class Society?

N. Kimron Corion | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
N. Kimron Corion

Grenada's biggest weakness is also its greatest strength: its people, and their perception of money and debt. Grenadians and other nationalities need to wake up and take charge of their finances.

The Unrealized Catalyst in the Formation of the Future

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Paul Mashegoane

The youth of today are not spectators, but are involved in shaping the outcomes of their future. Lately we have seen young people participating in politics, economics and social activities.

If It Doesn't Work, Shout Louder

Jennifer Z. Chowdhury | Posted 12.23.2013 | Impact
Jennifer Z. Chowdhury

Nearly one year ago, a teenage girl was shot by gunmen for defying a Taliban campaign to close schools in Pakistan's Swat Valley. Her name is Malala Yousafzai.

One Young World: Paving Way For Young Leaders

Rizwan Pir Muhammad | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Rizwan Pir Muhammad

The One Young World Conference held in Johannesburg during the first week of October has been a truly inspirational experience for all the participants including myself.

Biculturalism Explained

Liz Rebecca Alarcon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Liz Rebecca Alarcon

These are the questions people ask me most often: "Do you dream in English or in Spanish? What language do you feel most comfortable in? Do you feel more Venezuelan or American?"

Envision Your World

Kristin Duquette | Posted 12.10.2013 | Impact
Kristin Duquette

I never thought I could feel so empowered and inspired on a 16-hour flight to the United States. From the time I entered the car on my way to O.R. Tambo International Airport, I began typing my thoughts and ideas about social change on my iPhone while taking occasional breaks to look up at the beautiful South African sunset.