UNV Youth Volunteering Award - Tunisia Winners
GIVEN RECORD LEVELS OF YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT, AND POLITICAL AND SOCIAL INSTABILITY, YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE ARAB REGION AND AROUND THE WORLD NEED POSITIVE ROLE MODELS MORE THAN EVER.
When young people themselves provide those role models, in those who have overcome social exclusion, underemployment and poverty to bring about positive changes in their communities and countries, the effects are even more powerful.
This VIDEO features three young role models in Tunisia: Ahlem, Omar and Seif. They are the winners of the first UNV Youth Volunteering Award in Tunisia, whose volunteer work focused on fighting for women’s rights, helping homeless persons and bringing refugees the means to express themselves through art has had a transformational impact on the communities that they served.
The award is part of UNV’s Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future project, which works to strengthen the ability of youth in the Arab region to participate actively in the development of their countries.