We had an amazing time at the One Young World Summit! They say that a picture’s worth a thousand words, so here are a few photos from our trip…
It’s been a few weeks since the One Young World Summit, so I thought I would post on my key takeaways from the experience. “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi If we’re really going to change the world, then we need to hold ourselves personally accountable. Each of our … More Key Takeaways from the Summit
Our trip to Cambodia following the One Young World Summit was amazing! Siem Reap is beautiful and the people are so warm and welcoming. Here is a brief look at the 4 days we spent there: Day 1: We made it to Angkor Wat by 5:30am so that we could watch the sunrise. This temple … More Siem Reap
Hello All! We have been silent for a while since One Young World has ended. Kelsey, Daniel and I have been traveling a little and while my companions are going home, I thought it was a good time to share with you what takeaways I got for myself now that some time has passed. First … More What has One Young World taught me?
I can still cannot believe that One Young World is over. I already miss all of my fellow delegates! Perhaps we can meet everyone again at the next One Young World Summit in Ottawa… After a long week, it’s time for some vacation and traveling. Dan, Aleks and I will spend the next few days exploring … More Next Stop: Cambodia
It’s crazy to think that in 2015 we still have a gender gap. What’s even crazier? I probably won’t see the gender gap close in my lifetime. This year’s One Young World Summit focused heavily on gender equality. We met so many incredible women that it’s impossible to write about all of them, but there … More The Gender Gap
Last night’s closing ceremony was an incredible display of Thai hospitality. Governor Sukhumbhand Paritbatra did an amazing job of hosting us. The people have been so kind and gone above and beyond to share Bangkok with us. Even better, I got to watch the ceremony with one of our customers! His name is Daniel Kaila … More That’s a Wrap!
Hello All! Ok, so there’s a number of things we need to catch up with as we were so busy these 2 days that there wasn’t much time left to do anything else but sleep. Apart from External Breakout sessions (yes, where I got to wear the costume), we had half a day of sessions … More Catching up on things!
Finally here! Bangkok has been great; exotic food, awesome people and hot weather! However, I experienced something warmer yesterday. I met this calm and smart friend from Guinea-Bissau, he speaks portuguese and he happens to be a loyal Western Union customer!! He proceeded to tell me about his awesome project called Afro Hitz Media, after … More Roque Silva: Inspiration for us all
Hello all! First of all, last night we had our amazing dinner in our hotel with all the delegates. I met a fellow Lithuanian Justina and we managed to snap a selfie with a volunteer! We have one more representative from Lithuania Lina. I hope I can somehow catch them both at the same time … More Understanding Thai traditions and culture