Youth in Ghana support World Youth Festival 2024

Mr John Aggrey

With the famous adage, “the future belongs to those who believe in its beauty”, young people from Ghana have taken the initiative to support others in their preparation and participation in the World Youth Festival 2024.

This youth preparatory committee set up is led by John Aggrey (Chair), who is the Founder and CEO of HIRED Consult and one of the Regional Experts for the We Are Together Prize.

The Ghanaian Youth Preparatory Committee include Executive Members

Stephanie Seyram Henaku – Secretary of the Youth Preparatory Committee.
Michael Acquah – Head of Communications and International Project.
Ziona A. Biney – Youth Health and Business Lead.
Nicholas Kwame Adjei – Country Director, Future Team Ghana.
Maxwell Beganim – Technical Climate Advisor, Pan African Youth Union.
Nyamekye Benedicta – Supply Chain Specialist.

The World Youth Festival is a monumental event that stands as the largest gathering of youth worldwide. This extraordinary festival will play host to an impressive assembly of over 20,000 young leaders around the globe.

These remarkable individuals hail from diverse fields, including business, media, international cooperation, culture, science, education, volunteering and charity, sports, and various areas of public life.

In addition to these exceptional contributors, the Festival will also welcome teenagers who represent children’s organizations and associations. This inclusive approach ensures that the voices of young people from all walks of life are heard and celebrated.

The World Youth Festival serves as a platform for fostering connections, sharing experiences, and promoting collaboration among the world’s youth. It presents an unparalleled opportunity for these aspiring leaders to engage in meaningful dialogues, exchange innovative ideas, and develop invaluable networks.

It is on this backdrop that John Aggrey, a young Ghanaian Social Intrapreneur, with experience in the fields of International Relations, Consultancy, Sustainable Development Goals and Project Management, has advocated for meaningful youth engagement across board.

The youth preparatory committee will work hand in hand with other relevant government institutions, agencies, private business and collaborators to provide guidance, and support to prospective youth towards the Festival slated for March 1 – 7, Sirius Federal Territory.

As part of efforts to build relationship with relevant stakeholders, the team paid an official visit to the Russian Embassy in Ghana and met with the Russian Ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Sergei Berdnikov. In his welcome note and brief, the Ambassador stated, “It is of great joy to see young people take up leadership mantle and show courage in championing for a sustainable future.

Participants at the Festival will have the chance to showcase their talents, present their projects, and share their visions for the future. They will engage in thought-provoking discussions, attend informative workshops, and take part in interactive sessions led by renowned experts in their respective fields”.

Moreover, according to the Ambassador on the Festival’s agenda received from the Secretariat, “the World Youth Festival provides a unique cultural experience, allowing participants to immerse themselves in the rich heritage and vibrant traditions of the host country.

They will have the opportunity to explore local landmarks, interact with the community, and embrace the diversity of cultures represented at the event”.

The delegation led by John Aggrey thank the Secretariat for providing the platform for young people to converge and share experiences, ‘As a youth committee in support of the World Youth Festival, we will work to create an environment where young people can come together, collaborate and work towards a better future. We are passionate about creating such a platform that allows young people to express their ideas and be empowered to take action through diplomacy, collaboration, and communication.

The Festival is designed to empower the youth, enabling them to make a positive impact on society. Through various activities and initiatives, participants will explore avenues for personal growth, social change, and global development. They will gain valuable insights, acquire new skills, and deepen their understanding of the world around them.

As the largest youth event in the world, the World Youth Festival serves as a catalyst for inspiring change and fostering global solidarity. It is a testament to the power and potential of young leaders to shape a brighter future for generations to come.

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