Over 300 youngsters from across the globe are all set to meet here
next month to discuss various challenges facing their respective
communities, think of possible solutions and try to implement
these back home.
The meet will be organised by Oxfam International, an organisation
of 14 NGOs.
Titled Oxfam International Youth Partnerships (OIYP) programme,
the meet will be an eight-day affair starting Nov 22 and will see
participation from a hundred countries, including New Zealand,
Britain, Spain, the US, Germany, France and Mexico besides India.
All the participants would be aged between 18-25.
"The event aims to provide a platform to the youth to discuss
problems in their community and country, deepen their
understanding of the issues, underlying poverty and injustice and
give them an opportunity to work together to find solutions to
these problems and go back and implement their plans," an Oxfam
official said in a statement.
The Indian participation will see 20 youngsters, including
students, working professionals, volunteers and entrepreneurs.
Among the issues that the Indian participants will be discussing
are education for the girl child, village development through
active citizenship using information technology, health issues and
identifying sports talent at the grassroots.
"At the end of the event, the participants will go back, refine
their project plans and continue to be supported by Oxfam to
develop their skills and ability to implement their plans. Based
on the needs, Oxfam will conduct skill-building workshops and also
provide online and networking opportunity over three years," the
"Some selected participants will also be provided with grants to
undertake community based projects over the next three years," the