On Tuesday at the United Nations Alliance on Civilizations (UNAOC) Summer School being held at EF, I asked about 10 participants – as well as two EF officials and a professor:
“What can we do TODAY to help make the world a better place?”
It amazed me as the answers kept coming one by one how similar each response was, each with their own twist. I will be posting them on Patch day by day starting today, but certainly the resounding answer of empathy and outreach is what brought these folks here in the first place.
Their badges proclaim their far-flung, and often dangerous, homelands – Baghdad, Iraq, Azerbaijan, and on and on. They spoke of war, and of hope. Then there’s the sole participant representing the U.S. at the summit, a very well spoken L.A.-based journalist interested in telling such global stories to bring people together rather than pull them apart.
In this video, Mette Nielsen of Denmark.
More on Patch:
- Yasir Saleem of Baghdad, Iraq
- Philip Johnson, Executive Director of the EF campus in Tarrytown, offers his take on what he and his school can do now to be better citizens in our community.
- Learn more about the UNAOC/EF Summer School.
Follow Patch in the days to come for daily doses of words of wisdom from young leaders already making the world a better place.