What’s next? Post 2015.
When in 2000 the leaders of - at that time - 183 UN member states came together to commit on the 8 Millennium Development Goals, a sense of hope and optimism spread among NGOs, NPOs, governmental institutions and all those socially engaged people around the globe who are dedicated to make a difference in their communities and maybe even end poverty. Hope and optimism for a better world, a change in behaviour of the ruling businesses and governments accompanied by the prospect of many new funding opportunities and bursting CSR budgets.
What does it mean to be free?
Momal Mushtaq, runner-up of the WSYA 2011, knows what it means to break out of the comfort zone and experience real freedom.
Friends2Support Celebrating 8th Anniversary
"Saving a life can be just a click away" - was written in their application form to the World Summit Youth Award 2013.
Friends2Support.org, an Indian mobile application, was developed by Jayanth Justin and his team for Windows, iOS, Android and Java to help connecting blood donors and patients in a simple and unbureaucratic way.
The WSYA expert jury honored their social entrepreneurial spirit and effective use of Internet and Mobile to take action on the MDGs with this year's Youth Award in the category " Fight Poverty, Hunger and Disease!".
The awards of the 4th Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival
“Botev is an idiot”, a fiction film by Deyan Bararev, Bulgaria wins the “Best Film” prize of the 4th Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival which took place in Bucharest 11-13 October 2013 and was supported by the European Fund for the Balkans. The Award was given by Ada Condeescu, President of the Jury.
"It is so important that young people never doubt their ability to make a strong impact on the world at any age. Believe in yourself"
Music is Medicine was the brainchild of two sisters passionate about using their love of music to making a difference. Both guitarists, vocalists, and songwriters, Ariela and Leora Friedman, 19 and 15, respectively, started the project in their hometown of Baltimore (Maryland, US) in the summer of 2008.