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July 30, 2019

TRADE, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT & REFLECTION

International trade, globalization & the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Today we jumped straight into the learning! Through a series of workshops and activities, the participants engaged in critical conversations examining their role as global citizens to work towards innovative solutions for some of tough problems facing the world. After an afternoon visit to Nelson Mandela […]

July 29, 2019

TODAY KICKSTARTED THE 2019 GLOBAL TALENT NETWORK

The 2019 YGP Learning Journey starts now! Today the latest YGP Global Talent Network has been kickstarted, bringing together 22 handpicked talents from 16 countries around the world. The group is ready for 3-weeks of transformative learning and intercultural experiences, kickstarting a life-long formal network. After filling the morning with discussions about the Learning Journey […]

August 18, 2018

Network for life

A huge thank you to our amazing partner organizations for their support in turning our dream of igniting aspiration in tomorrow’s leaders into a reality. Today marks the end of the 2018 YGP Learning Journey but the beginning for the newest members of our growing Global Talent Network. The 2018 Learning Journey brought together 24 […]

August 17, 2018

Exploring the Local Art Scene

“What ever point you are in life its never too late to reshape and redesign the life that you want,” is a Learning Sentence expressed by Irene. We had an amazing visit at Nafasi Art Space, an artist’s cooperative in Dar es Salaam, which hosts a number of diverse artists including painters, sculptors, weavers, dancers […]

August 16, 2018

The Danish Embassy & Foreign Policy

“Dialogue has the power to serve as a diplomatic tool that delivers us the information we need to create the change we want to see,” shared by Simone is a Learning Sentence from the days experiences. Today we visited the Danish Embassy in Dar es Salaam, where we learned about the work Denmark’s Foreign Ministry […]

August 15, 2018

Responsible Business & Entrepreneurship

“Achieving great purposes start with simple practical steps,” is a Learning Sentence by Olga that captures the learning from today. We started the day with an insightful visit to Vodacom, where Young Global Pioneers was able to learn about the innovative mobile service M-Pesa, which is helping to create financial inclusion in Tanzania. On our […]

August 14, 2018

Local engagement & Understanding Stereotypes

“It seems impossible for humans not to stereotype, but it is surely possible to see past them,” shared by Jaelyn is a Learning Sentence that encapsulates the day. The day began with a breakfast workshop on stereotyping before the participants headed out to meet different families connected to the SOS Family Strengthening Program (FSP). For […]

August 12, 2018

Intercultural exchange & Zanzibar History

“Slavery has been removed from the market, but not from the mind,” was shared by Nagaraj today during Reflection Hour. After a morning exploring Stone Town with talented local youth, YGP participants visited a slave museum where they learned about the history of the slave trade in Zanzibar. In the afternoon, we took part in […]

August 11, 2018

Spice Farm & Zanzibar SOS Children’s Village

“Be proud of the little you have and do your best to make it bigger,” is a Learning Sentence provided today by Zena.   Today we visited a local spice farm, working towards a greater understanding of the local production processes behind an international business. In the afternoon we arrived at our next location, the […]

August 10, 2018

Coral Reefs, Mangroves & Climate Change

“We need to engage in a sustainable form of tourism which creates awareness of environmental challenges instead of leaving a negative impact,” is a key Learning Sentence shared by Elisa about today’s experiences. Today we put yesterday’s learning into practice, heading out to visit some of Zanzibar’s mangroves and coral reefs. After a morning of […]