The One Young World Summit 2016 took place September 28–October 1 in Ottawa, Canada. OFID was once again proud to sponsor the attendance of 25 young leaders, some of whom have shared their unforgettable impressions with us. Florian Weninger, 22, from Austria, is studying for a Masters in Petroleum Engineering at the University of … More One Young World Summit inspires – OFID sponsored delegate Florian Weninger tells his story
The One Young World Summit 2016 took place September 28–October 1 in Ottawa, Canada. OFID was once again proud to sponsor the attendance of 25 young leaders, some of whom have shared their unforgettable impressions with us. Sofia Dominguez, 21, from Venezuela, has always been keen to help people in need. She is very interested … More One Young World Summit inspires – OFID sponsored delegate Sofia Dominguez tells her story
Thirty year-old Doaa Althalathin from Palestine, an OFID 2015 Scholar, studied for a Master’s in Poverty and Development at the University of Sussex in the UK. “The international experience changed my thinking about poverty reduction. During my studies in the UK, I met people from different countries who had shared a similar experience or the … More “There is still hope in the world” – Doaa from Palestine
“I love singing songs in different languages. By singing and exercising, we train our brains and learn new things more easily in general. We already sang in Russian, German, Serbo-Croat, Turkish, Italian and Swaheli.” Aleda, 10, of Turkish descent, is a Superar student. Superar is a social initiative sponsored by OFID, that supports children … More “I love singing songs in different languages” – Aleda from Vienna
Nisreen Hijazi is the director of Alramtha School in Jordan. The village of Al-Ramtha is in far northwestern Jordan and is known for its ritual poetries recited at wedding ceremonies. “The girls hear wedding fireworks and think they are bombs. It is 1km away from the Syrian border, which you can see clearly from my … More “If I smile, my girls will too” – Nisreen from Jordan
“I have always wanted to be an engineer, and today I’m so proud of being one after years of hard work.
“I’m a medical doctor from Nepal. I work with the NGO: The Centre for Victims of Torture, with victims of violence in the field of peace building, human rights and mental health.
“In 2011, my country went through a crisis. It was bad. Sometimes when you watch the TV, you think okay, this is for others not for my country, but actually, what we experienced in Côte d’Ivoire was very bad.