Learners’ Voice at the India Youth Forum

NEWS - Learners’ Voice at the India Youth Forum

NEWS - Learners’ Voice at the India Youth Forum

Mar 21, 2012

From March 29 to April 1, 2012, in New Delhi, India, three students from the WISE Learners’ Voice ProgramNiwa Rahmad Dwitama (Indonesia), Florent d’Souza (India) and Roné McFarlane (South Africa) will take part in the India Youth Forum. During the event, they will attend sessions with peers from around the world to discuss the issues that most closely affect their generation, interview selected participants, and blog, tweet and report on the event.

The India Youth Forum was created by the Youth Time Movement, a group of young people from 11 countries whose major mission is to empower the youth of the world through active campaigning and advocacy. The first two Forums held in 2010 and 2011 gathered over 300 activists from 70 different countries. Over and above the annual Forums, the Youth Time Movement stimulates and challenges young leaders’ thinking by organizing international competitions and summer schools.

This year, Forum participants will discuss the theme Country and Society of My Dreams, which will help them understand how to put ideas into action and become responsible, both individually and collectively, for building happier and more sustainable societies in the future. The following topics will be discussed in the Forum’s workshops: Young Family and Values, Education, Environment, Social Media/New Media, and Active Participation in Public Life. 

Follow Learners’ reporting from the conference on Twitter, #WISElearners, and the Learners’ Voice blog.