August 19, 2019

The 2019 Learning Journey

With the newest members of the YGP Global Talent Network all on their way home, we look back at the transformative learning experiences of the last 3 weeks #YGP2019

August 17, 2019


An enormous thank you to our amazing partner organizations for all their support in turning our dream – of igniting aspiration in tomorrow’s leaders – into a reality. As the participants head home today, the 2019 YGP Learning Journey has officially come to an end but it is only the beginning for the newest members […]

August 16, 2019


“The end of one story is a beginning of another” is a learning sentence from Yerbol that encapsulates the focus of the day. Today, the participants laid out their vision for the future of their Global Talent Network. Plans were put in place to ensure an engaging, impactful and lifelong commitment towards responsible leadership. Three […]

August 15, 2019

Doing good in the world

“Impact is not one grand gesture, but a collection of small actions” shared by Elexxus is a Learning Sentence from the days experiences. Today we had a great visit to the Danish Embassy in Dar es Salaam, where the participants gained meaningful insights about Denmark’s Foreign Ministry and the work they do in the region. […]

August 14, 2019

Personal drive to create change

“Why wait for change, when you can lead it?” is a learning sentence that reflects the theme of the day – personal drive to create change.   Today the participant’s pitched social projects that they have worked on in groups throughout the Learning Journey. The projects covered a diverse range of issues all aiming to […]

August 13, 2019

Responsible Business & a creative Art space

“Profitable business and doing good to society is not a contradiction – by applying innovative technology to social problems you can achieve both,” is a Learning Sentence from Leonie that captures the day’s learning.   Today the participants had an engaging visit to Vodacom, where they learned more about the innovative mobile service M-Pesa, which […]

August 12, 2019

The importance of reflection

Reflection is important. Each day of the YGP Learning Journey, participants are able to critically reflect on their learning.

August 11, 2019

Racism, slavery & Interfaith dialogue

“No matter what your beliefs are, we all believe in love and that’s what unites us all”, is a learning sentence from Ricardo about today’s discussions. Today many meaning conversations were had about slavery, racism and interfaith dialogue. The learning was kickstarted with a morning visit to the former slave market, where the YGP participants […]

August 10, 2019

stereotype discussions & Local engagement

“Be slow to judge, but quick to learn and observe”, is a learning sentence from Elexxus that reflects today’s discussions around stereotypes.  The day’s learning was kickstarted by a morning workshop to better understand stereotyping, before the participants went into Stone Town communities to meet different families connected to the SOS Family Strengthening Program (FSP). […]

August 9, 2019

Local & Global Business

Today the participants gained meaningful insights into the local production processes behind an international business with a visited to a local spice farm. Arriving in Stone Town in the afternoon, the YGPGlobal Talent Network will now expand for the next few days to include some local talents from the Zanzibar SOS Children’s Village, providing the […]