Hello everyone! My name is Aliatonnisa Abdul Latif, representing Singapore as a delegate at the One Young World summit and in a couple of days, at World Have Your Say, too. Currently, I am an Education Executive at a self-help organization that empowers the disadvantaged through education and community development.
From generation to generation, youth become more well-informed and educated. They make well-informed choices that, singularly, may not have much impact, but collectively, on a global scale, can create a huge impact on others. For starters, youth today are more aware of the global warming crisis and its causes and they are making a choice to do their part in saving the earth; recycling, conserve energy, decline to use plastic bags for single items bought in stores. They are smart and bold enough to voice out their concerns and educate the masses. They create blogs, such as this and set up websites to air their views. Their actions help to educate the masses and influence the other less informed generations like the elderly and teenagers.
Hence, youth, though trivial and inexperienced, are in fact influential. They are the missing gear that helps sustain the community, not just within the country but globally. The role of youth in promoting sustainable development in the world is critical. I can’t wait to learn and share at the honorable event next week.