The Youth Connekt Summit of Rwanda was held in Kigali. Large representations of youthful delegates from across the African continent and small island states (Seychelles, Mauritius and Rodrigue). The event was held from 12 the to 15th October 22.
My name is Victoria Gao, and I am a student from International School Seychelles. As I was born and raised in the Seychelles, many aspects of my life have been closely entangled with the local flora and fauna. This had heavily influenced me into joining local NGOs such as SYAH and UN Youth Seychelles, as the concept of preserving the environment has always been a top priority within the Seychelles.
My name is Kelly Mothe and I am 23 years old. I am a Bachelor of Law graduate and at the University of Seychelles. I am fluent in English, French and Creole. I have varied interests but I love reading novels because there is nothing better than unwinding with a good book. I am passionate about creativity, being able to create something extraordinary from nothing, seeing something nobody else can see and making it ten times better. If I was to pick between any of the SDGs to work towards it would be SDG 8. Being a student who will soon be entering the work force, finding a job at this point is difficult and many go to school and then are left with unusable qualifications because there are not enough jobs for the large amount of people that seek it. Therefore I feel that this SDG should be advocated for the future generations.
I, Raghavi Naidu, a 23 year old currently working in the Financial sector attended the Youth Assembly at the UN in the Summer of 2017 in addition to the social venture for sustainable development and cross-sectoral implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) over the period of August 5th 2017 to August 16th 2017. The Social Ventures for Sustainable Development (SVSD) aspires to teach participants vital skills in building and developing a social venture business project while the Youth Assembly at the UN is a 4-day conference which aims to diagnose global issues encompassing social, economic and environmental facets. The cross sectoral implementation of the SDGs enables the participants to gather experience from local and global institutions by communicating with experts from different sectors. My eagerness to meet like-minded individuals, discovering unique solutions to issues plaguing our societies and becoming inspired to effect change within my society piqued my interest.