UNV Arab Youth Volunteering Award - Yemen 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.
Watch this VIDEO which features three young role models in Yemen: Abdullah, Amal and Ebtehal. They are the winners of the first UNV Youth Volunteering Award in Yemen, whose volunteer work focused on providing education to children on the streets, as well as contributing to development and reducing social and political tensions 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.