We believe in the power of education to transform young people’s lives, families and communities for the better.
With over a million members (youth under 30), the World Youth Alliance promotes the dignity of every human being and works to build a global culture that supports social and economic development, human rights, global health and education. They do this by speaking at the UN, OAS, EU and other important international and regional organizations, as well as through providing training programs, and organizing global campaigns, regional events, internships, camps and festivals.
Founded in 2013 this new organisation has grown significantly over the last two years and already received a tonne of media attention for its campaigning! Working on issues as diverse as the need for South Africa to create a “unifying identity”, the importance of indigenous languages amongst the youth, the National Development Plan 2030, galvanising the youth-vote in the 2014 National General Elections and speaking out against the abuse of women and children, this organisation is a hive of youth activity
The Peace Corps is an international service organization that sends Americans abroad to help address the needs of people worldwide. Since being established by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, over 200,000 men and women have served in 139 countries, ranging from the Fiji to Zimbabwe. The volunteers work on issues such as health education and new technologies in their communities for two-years – ultimately learning about leadership, relationship building and what it means to be a global citizen.