International Youth Day 2016
On Friday, August 12th, the United Nations and youth-serving organizations worldwide celebrate International Youth Day, a global celebration of the power and importance of young people. Laureate joins with the global community to recognize the significant role that young people have in shaping our shared future and in asserting that investment in businesses, policies and initiatives that support youth should remain a focus of all organizations.
We are also proud to say that Laureate continues to be a leader in providing transformative educational opportunities to people worldwide. Our network stretches across 25 countries, providing higher education to over one million students in a variety of important fields. From South Africa to India to Costa Rica to Italy and beyond, Laureate institutions are equipping and inspiring young people who will go on to be leaders in their fields and countries.
The power and promise of young people in our world is truly something to celebrate. We are honored to be Here for Good for youth worldwide. Thank you to all of the students, graduates, faculty and staff in our network who make our mission of impacting students and communities possible.
Read below about just some of the incredible ways our institutions and organization are impacting young people.
- The Community Engagement department at Monash South Africa supports students active in the community, including Lebo Sekhotla, the 2015 Here for Good Awards Winner.
- Every year, the Laureate Global Fellowship identifies and supports 20 young social entrepreneurs leading change in their countries.
- A local YouthActionNet center hosted by two Laureate institutions in Chile, is equipping young social entrepreneurs to train their peers in innovative problem solving in order to accelerate change in the country.
- Nur Al-Ali, a doctoral student of Biomedical Science and Health at Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM), is using her education to teach children in public schools how to eat healthy through fun classes.