One Young World – Alia Latif

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.

4 Responses to “One Young World – Alia Latif”

  1. 1 eSCe
    February 4, 2010 at 17:37

    Hello minah. Apa khabar . Make your fellow melayu proud. Jangan buat malu atau pai seh eh. Singapore Boleh.

  2. 2 Guillermo
    February 4, 2010 at 20:50

    Alia no wonder that you are well educated. Singapore is a model of country.
    Maybe it is the size, but surely the people have made the progress.
    A nice and good speech. I hope that your proposals will have an echo in the summit.

  3. 3 Vijay Pillai
    February 5, 2010 at 07:28

    This beautiful girl represent singapore , a role model for multiracial ,multi-religous and multi cultural nation from its inception more than half a century . World can learn how to uplift the quality of life of people irresepctive of what their racial or religous or cutural background appreciating the diversity of people and srtvie for harmony towards beter qualty of life for all.Nations which divide and rule for their own political ends of majority at the xepnse of minorites can learn how to improve the quality of life for all from how singapore a developing nation more than 3 decades ago now a developed nations. As a pioneer of sutainable development for more than 3 decades, i+ am impressed with her knowledge of sustainable development.Good luck to her future.

  4. 4 Bryne Jilani
    February 15, 2010 at 17:42

    A thorough and thoughtful account on how the youth of the world can make a difference. A world with no boundaries in borders, culture, race and religion is attainable. Out with the outdated, rigid mindset of the past millennium. We need to be dynamic and fluid, making informed choices that can help and develop the world positively in every step. Yes we can!

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