On Saturday the 18th September 2021, HWPL’s 7th anniversary of the World Peace summit took place online with about 1000 people on a zoom meeting in attendance. Members of UN Youth Seychelles Ms Steffie-Ann Monthy and Ms Annarose Clarisse were able to participate in this annual event marking a very historic day.
The online summit began by marking why HWPL was initiated with the motive of global peace and cessation of war. Since the founding of the organisation, they have indulged in numerous global efforts with this motive including creating international laws of peace, alliance of religions, women and youth empowerment, legislate peace campaigns, several peace walks and most importantly peace education to the youth. The statistics are astonishing in the amount of global leaders, office bearers and lecturers that have been appointed in communicating these ideas around in several countries globally.
The event also explained the ways in which global peace was still advocated world wide despite the global pandemic where most peace education has been transferred online, and online study groups can now study the international peace law as through the HWPL handbook commentary.
For me the highlight of the event was learning specifically about the past cases that brought peace to people such as in Mindanao, Philippines, as well as active cases that they have completed this year. A particularly interesting one was the youth empowerment peace class (YEPC) which promoted young education rights to ensure youth education was still ensured despite the consequences of the global pandemic. Overall the experience was inspiring to see how simple it is to send out messengers of peace to all corners of the world and see how much impact it can have, especially for the youth, so that the future of the world is humble hands. UN youth Seychelles would like to thank colleagues from IPYG for sharing this experience with us.
Call For Early Registration
UN Youth Seychelles will be hosting a series of workshops focusing on the 8 dimensions of life/ wellbeing during the 4th quarter of the year. As we finalise the logistics for the event we are inviting potential participants to register their interest to take part in the sessions and be the first to know about the event details once released. Target group are youth aged 12 to 35 years. Register via Link https://bit.ly/SLPREGISTRATION
'Sharpen your Silverlining' Workshop for our Members
On Saturday September 04, 2021 some of our members experienced the 'Sharpen your Silverlining' half day workshop under one of our exciting projects coming soon. The session covered topics relating to decision taking and personal risk management. In the second half of the session the team broadened their knowledge on the 8 dimensions of life and wellbeing. Each member shared their own experience and interactions with the dimensions and which dimension they felt they had to place more effort on. For us it is important that our members are touched by the same actions that we envision for society and our members experience and understand first hand the projects we strive to deliver.
Wealth & Personal Management Workshop for semi orphans
On Saturday August 28, 2021, UN Youth Seychelles (UNYS) collaborated with Maylene’s Hope Foundation (MHF) to host a Wealth & Personal Management Workshop for semi orphans. This workshop was hosted on site at English River Secondary School. Throughout the workshop, participants learnt key aspects of planning and savings and were able to actively participate. The session included a presentation created by UNYS and delivered by the President, Mr. Raymus Laurence, which touched on wealth creation and management.
Notably present at the session was the Patron of MHF, First Lady Mrs. Linda Ramkalwan. We at UNYS, are grateful for the this opportunity to collaborate with the foundation for such an important topic. We firmly believe that it is essential to equip the youth with the necessary skills and knowledge that will enable them to become financially aware individuals. We look forward to future collaborations with the foundation.
Peer to Peer on System Thinking - Craig Joseph
Our peer to peer session on the topic of system thinking was held on August 25, 2021, with Mr Craig Joseph as the presenter. The session piqued the UN Youth team's attention and enabled them to acquire new knowledge. Mr Craig began by describing what system thinking is and then moved on to describe how analysis leads to reductionism and stating that the foundation of system thinking is synthesis. Furthermore, Mr Craig went over the six tools of system thinking that he considers to be the most important. That is interconnectedness, synthesis, emergence, feedback loops, causality and system mapping. To end the presentation, he recommended several books for members to read if they wish to further their knowledge on the topic, one book, in particular, was “Thinking in Systems” by Donella H. Meadows. It was a very insightful session, whereby Mr Craig addressed the queries from members confidently and provided excellent answers.
Webinar ‘Youth Participation in Economic Activities'
To commemorate International Youth Day 2021, the Youth and Sports Department organised a three-day Webinar on the Theme: ‘Youth Participation in Economic Activities’ from 10th to the 12th August, 2021.
The event will lasted around 1½ hours each day and featured interesting presentations from NGOs and other governmental entities, advice to young people, Q&A, discussions and finally a short 3-minute survey to end each session.
On August 10, 2021, Ms Annarose Clarisse the Country Representative of UN Youth Seychelles (UNYS) presented on the Sustainable Development Goals, Youth Economic participation and the COVID-19 Pandemic. This included 10 specific takeaways that the audience can easily implement for better and a more solution oriented approach to participate actively in the economy.
Peer to Peer with Fangyi on Transgender People in Sports
On June 28, 2021 we had another Peer 2 Peer session with Miss. Fangyi Liao on Transgender People in Sports. The session was very thought provoking sparked great interest from the UN Youth team. The topic was chosen by Miss. Fangyi due to the current Tokyo Olympics game. Members were given examples of participants in the Olympics itself who are transgender.
From the 22nd to the 24th June, some members of UNYS were given the opportunity to partake in the budget symposium workshop hosted by the Transparency Initiative Seychelles (TIS). Members who took part include, Mr. Raymus Laurence (The President), Ms. Amy Jean (Vice-President) and Ms. Annarose Clarisse (Country Representative and Founder).
Spotlight Series - What is your financial take on the pandemic?
The Covid-19 pandemic has surely left its impact on economies but let’s not forget about the effect that it had on the everyday individual that had hopes and dreams that this pandemic has washed away. We took the time to ask you what this pandemic taught you in terms of your financial matters and ways in which it has made you rethink your financial decisions.
Spotlight Series - "Transforming Food systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health"
In commemoration of the International Youth Day UNYS celebrates this years theme with key messages from members. This years theme is “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health” and to quote Mr. Barack Obama; “Young people recognize the big challenges that are coming up.” So to the youth out there Keep Inspiring, keep building responsible citizens. Promote a simple and healthy lifestyle. Conserve energy and save the earth. Happy International Youth Day 2021!
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