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27/10/2011
Global Changemakers Youth Summit
Clara, our Year 11 student, has been selected from almost 2000 young applicants from all over the world

    Clara, from Y11, will attend the Global Youth Summit in London from November 13-19.  Clara, together with other 60 young people, has been selected from almost 2000 young applicants from all over the world. The sixty selected participants will spend a week sharing best practices in the areas of human rights, climate change, poverty reduction, education, HIV/AIDS, and social entrepreneurship.

    The new Changemakers will share best practices on activism, and work together with experts and other young social activists on how to best address the issues they are facing on the ground in their home country.

    The Global Youth Summit is part of the British Council’s Global Changemakers initiative. Global Changemakers is a global network of a select group of young people who have a significant track record as social entrepreneurs, social activists and volunteers (ages 16-25). They meet to share ideas and best practices, and work individually and together on projects that directly impact the lives of those in their local communities. In addition, each year, a select group of Global Changemakers is chosen to participate in high-level political and economic events, to act as advocates and to raise decision-makers’ awareness of key issues on the global agenda.

     Founded at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2007, Global Changemakers has partnered with, and participated in, World Economic Forum events (in Davos, Sharm-el-Sheikh, Cartagena, Dar-es-Salaam and Cape Town), the Clinton Global Initiative, the Global Humanitarian Forum, UN W-CCIII and the G20. Individual supporters include HM Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan, President Bill Clinton, and the actress Emma Thompson.

     In previous years, Juan Nascimbene from St. Andrew's also had the honour of representing our country in this very important summit.

 Alejandro Solernó - Head of Year 11


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