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 who have shared their unforgettable impressions with us. Dhruv Mehta, 24, from India, is studying for a Masters in Business Management at the University of … More “I want to leave the world a better place than when I came into it.”- One Young World sponsored delegate Dhruv Mehta
In 2014, when I began my postgraduate studies at the University of Ghana in Accra, I was greeted with a severe power shortage, also known here in Ghana as “dumsor”. The inability to utilize the day fully meant forfeiting the night. Due to the high costs of accessing electric generators, many families are left in … More “Will our lights last?” – Kingsley from Ghana
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
Living in the Gaza Strip, where running a business is next to impossible, Abed El-Naser Badrasawi has never given up. In 2004, the 49-year-old microentrepreneur started up a waste recycling workshop. Abed collected discarded copper and aluminum and scavenged for plastic. The income he earned from selling these materials enabled him to provide for his … More Standing tall against all odds – Abed from Gaza
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
A newly operational heavy fuel oil power plant, co-financed by OFID’s private sector facility, is delivering on Kenya’s urgent demand for reliable energy, promising to catalyze local industry and already making a world of difference to nearby communities. Home to some 140,000 people, Athi River in Kenya boasts over a half dozen cement and steel … More “We have our electricity back” – Kevin from Kenya
“My family and I were preparing for another cold winter, it was an ordinary day and I was busy with daily household routines. My sons went to the forest to cut some trees for firewood to warm our little ones. But, that day, along with the cut down tree, my son’s life was interrupted – … More “For every end, there’s a new beginning” – Anahit from Armenia
Ahmad Fayyad’s land in the northern West Bank was once arid and uncultivated, but now it’s coming to life. A thin carpet of luscious green alfalfa has brought a ray of hope to Ahmad and his family of 13, which relies on its 500 sheep for milk and meat.
“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
“My computer center has become very successful. University students use it to type their assignments and research and print their work. Access to micro-financing has made my life much easier, personally, as well as for my family.
“I am a refugee, I have endured so much. And I represent just one of the millions of refugees risking their lives in order to reach safety. And even today, they continue to suffer. If there was justice, I would not have gone through what I went through. “My fiancée, who was the love of … More “If there was justice, I would not have gone through what I went through” – Doaa Al Zamel