Istanbul Youth Summit delegates present their social projects in groups to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Istanbul Youth Summit delegates present their social projects in groups to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals.

Thursday, March 07, 2024 02:05

The Istanbul Youth Summit 2024 is now entering its 3rd day of the conference in Istanbul. This is an eagerly anticipated phase for all delegates as one of their primary motivations for participating in this event is to exchange ideas with youth from various countries. Prior to gathering at the conference, these young participants spent months preparing social project proposals. During the preparation phase, the delegates received training and consultations from mentors facilitated by Youth Break The Boundaries.

These mentors, who are also practitioners and experts in their respective fields, provided valuable assistance, including tips and tricks on proposal writing. Consequently, each group is expected to be better prepared for the conference. The Istanbul Youth Summit 2024 boasts a diverse delegation of 152 participants from various countries, organized into 15 groups. Each group is categorized based on the topic they aim to discuss at the conference, aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals.

All groups will make presentations based on the chosen theme and will then be judged by the panel of judges. In Hall A, Group 9 was the first to present. According to Fadil Dicky, one of the Istanbul Youth Summit delegates from Sriwijaya University, being the first group to perform made him and his groupmates feel a lot of pressure and nervousness. However, because the presentation went well, he felt very satisfied with the presentation they had given (Fadil Dicky, 3/6/2024). Their project, named "Warsisgram" (Warning Simulation Program), focuses on educating street children.

Additionally, other groups also hope that their projects can be implemented and invite various institutions to cooperate. Discussions between countries with different problem backgrounds can also support participants in thinking further, especially in identifying problems. "Presenting at one of the best youth conferences in the world is quite a challenge, especially because the participants come from various countries. Our group consisted of delegates from Indonesia, Asia, and Europe," said Julia Heinrich, a Russian delegate and leader of Group 5.