<font size="6">OFID at OYW 2016</font>
OFID at OYW 2016

OFID hosts refugee heroes session moderated by activist Fatima Bhutto
 <font size="6">OFID at OYW 2016</font>
OFID at OYW 2016

OFID hosts refugee heroes session moderated by activist Fatima Bhutto
  <font size="6">OFID at OYW 2016</font>
OFID at OYW 2016

Each year OFID sponsors the attendance of young leaders from developing and underrepresented countries

 

OFID: A founding partner of OYW


Since inception in 2009, One Young World has staged six Summits for a total 8,000 delegates between the ages of 18-30 from 196 countries. OFID is one of the founding partners of the One Young World summit and every year supports the attendance of young leaders. To date, over 100 talents from developing and underrepresented countries have participated under the auspices of OFID.

OFID at One Young World 2016


On October 1, OFID hosted the session "Refugee heroes" on the last day of the One Young World Summit in Ottawa, Canada. The special session, moderated by Fatima Bhutto, author of Songs of Sword and Blood, brought together inspirational young heroes with refugee backgrounds to share their experiences on stage.

Globally, over 5.8 million people have been displaced in 2016 alone. The refugee crisis has particularly affected youth, who have their dreams interrupted as they leave behind their lives and homes. This year, OFID has dedicated its fortieth anniversary to highlighting the plight of refugees.

Carrying the flag of the refugee “nation” onto stage with them, Hani Al Moliya, Anjelina Nada Lohalith, James Nayang Chiengjiek, and Meron Semedar were welcomed to the hall.

Activist Fatima Bhutto opened the session by commending host city Ottawa, which had welcomed 10,000 Syrian refugees by January 2016.

» Read more about OFID's participation in OYW 2016: The young leaders challenge the world (Published in Jan 2017 issue of the OFID Quarterly)

 

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