Youth Giving Summit Part 1 – Feuling Inspiration

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On International Youth Day, August 12th, 2022, Candid and The International Social Impact Institute jointly launched The Inaugural Youth Giving Summit. Part 1 of the Summit brought together three distinguished speakers from different parts of the world to share their unique stories and discuss inspiration. It builds on the Youth Giving movement launched by Candid five years ago. The speakers shared insightful details about their individual paths and what inspired them to be so committed to improving the lives of others, both in their communities and around the world.

The International Social Impact Institute aims to inspire, connect, activate, and transform individuals and organizations by providing access to networks that enable them to build an ecosystem of like-minded stakeholders and collaborate. Such an ecosystem serves as a platform to highlight youth giving and create a sense of community focused on youth causes.

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Anne Mei Chang, CEO of Candid, hosted the session, introducing Candid’s philanthropic Youth Initiative and its centerpiece, YouthGiving.org, now part of The International Social Impact Institute. The Institute’s CEO, Elizabeth Ngonzi moderated the discussion, which featured

  • Professor Muhammad Yunus (2006 Nobel Peace Laureate, Founder, Grameen Bank),
  • Dr. Siyabulela Mandela, PHD (Regional Project Manager East and Southern Africa, Journalists For Human Rights), and
  • Mohaiminul Raqib (Founder, BIHDP/Member, 3ZERO Club).

Each speaker discussed their own journey and personal inspiration, with insightful recommendations for how to engage and empower the youth of today.

Professor Muhammad Yunus, a civil society leader and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, discussed his vision for a world of 3 zeros, zero net carbon emission, zero wealth concentration to end poverty, and zero unemployment. He urged the youth of today to find inspiration by learning the struggles of others and figuring out how their challenges coincide with their own.

Dr. Siyabulea Mandela, great-grandson of the late Nelson Mandela, discussed his inspiration from the collective power of previous generations and urged today’s youth to push back against injustice and challenge themselves.

Mr. Mohaiminual Raqib, founder of BIHDP and a member of the Zero 30 Club, spoke of the importance of community and urged young people to learn from the experience of others, leverage community, and ease the suffering of others.

The session demonstrated the profound impact that today’s youth can have on the world, proving that they are the leaders of today. It discussed how to catalyze the youth giving movement and create a sense of community focused on youth causes.

 

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Youth Giving, a pillar of The International Social Impact Institute® (The ISII). Our dedicated platform is designed to inspire, connect, activate, and transform young changemakers and the institutions that support them.