"The part that I enjoyed about the conference was getting perspective on what other countries are doing to foster sustainable practices that affect the life below surface. Many people work passionately in their respective fields, and it is great to be able to connect the dots, where organizations can collaborate"
William Hopkinson New Zealand December 12, 2019
"Coming from a non-ocean background, the conference sure gave me lots of insights on what is happening to our ocean. My organization is indirectly working to stop the use of single-use plastic bottles, so that coming from a non-environmental background does not matter because you can always learn while working for the better future. "
Trifitri Muhammaditta Indonesia December 13, 2019
"The part of this conference that I find most affecting me is the beach clean-up. At the same time, this prevent certain amount of waste going to the ocean and raise awareness and knowledge about ocean, waste categorization and so on. "
Tran Man Linh Vietnam December 13, 2019
"It was a real pleasure to meet you at the Youth, Ocean and SDG 14 conference. It was so inspiring hearing the 'eco leaders' of the future share their ideas and current projects in their communities. Thank you so much for including me in the panel discussion. I am really looking forward to keeping in touch. "
Kay Poh Gek Vasey MeshMinds Foundation Singapore December 13, 2019
“Dear WYF, this is a wonderful, impressive and unforgettable conference. As I learned, shared, discussed in this conference could be a milestone to change the ‘WORLD’ a more peaceful one community. Wish you the best in continuation of the conference”
Dr. Caleb Kim PhD United States of America August 3, 2018
"One of the best conferences I have participated this year. World Youth Foundation has gathered youth throughout the world to help us equip ourselves with skills that is highly needed in the accomplishment of the Sustainable Development Goals. And I am proud to say, these people are the nicest, kindest, beautiful people and with a good heart, I met"
Elvin J.A Laceda Philippines August 17, 2017
“This is to extend heartfelt thanks for organizing the workshop and all the bits and pieces of experiential learning at different points in the workshop that we were able to gain through presentations, discussions, group works, chats and different kinds of exchanges. Let's keep in touch, enrich one another and work together for our planet Earth and all fellow beings.”
Hasnain Sabih Nayak Bangladesh August 17, 2017
"The International Capacity Building Workshop on Green Growth has proven to be a very significant platform where the majority, of participants where able to express their thoughts and aspirations for the environment and for sustainable development. The sharing of thoughts, as well as experiences, cutting across different cultures and other human diversities, are extremely enriching."
Ludwig Oscuro Federigan Philippines September 25, 2017
There's a saying in Chinese, "It's better to travel ten thousand miles than to read about it from ten thousand book. "I believe this trip will broaden my perspective, enable me to form new social connections, to represent the positive value of Malaysian youth in a foreign land, and to learn new things that couldn't possibly imagine. I am so excited to embark onto this journey that worth 'Ten thousand book'.
Gan Rick Kye Malaysia October 5, 2017
Do you realize the huge similarity between a volunteer and a dental surgeon? They both love to help, carve a smile and make the world a better place. I am dental graduate, currently waiting for the government's call to serve in Ministry of Health and to broaden my horizon into another aspect of life. Dear Romania, I can't wait to learn more about your people and to share my experience of being a proud and happy Malaysian.
Ken Louis Edward Malaysia October 5, 2017
Hello! I'm Nuranis and I am super excited to get the chance to participate in the 2016 Asia - EU exchange programme to explore Romanian culture thanks to World Youth Foundation! Traveling to a new place and become immersed in another culture is a very valuable learning experience because it changes you and the way you think, as from Seneca saying; "Travel & change of place impart new vigor to the mind".
Nuranis Malaysia October 5, 2017
Sadry Sharifi, Director, International Cooperation of Tehran Intangible Cultural Heritage UNESCO Category II Center, Iran February 26, 2016
"Thank you indeed for your note and it is more a pleasure for us to join you for the closing of the International Workshop and for the re-launching of MY World. I am sure in future we can definitely have more collaborative actions now that WOSM Global Support Centre is in KL. Please do not forget to drop by to the office whenever you are in KL.”
Abdullah Rasheed, Consultant, World Organization of the Scout Movement February 26, 2016
“In addition to the message of Mr. Rasheed, who is my mentor and guru, I would like to congratulate you on the Youth Action Plan and the Declaration. Best wishes for your future steps. Looking forward to your visit and thanking you again"
Srinath Tirumale, Administrative Director, Office of the Secretary General, World Scouts Bureau February 26, 2016
“I would like to extend my gratitude’s to the World Youth Foundation for all the timely support and guidance which make it possible to participate and exchange knowledge and information at international workshop. Indeed I am honoured being part of this forum. I appreciate all your team efforts which arranged international workshop in a very well organized manner. I look forward for further cooperation and exchange of knowledge and information.”
Sameera Zaib, Assistant Manager, Water & Sanitation Services Peshawar, Commonwealth Youth Council February 26, 2016
“I highly appreciated the chance to join the World Youth Foundation in such an outstanding event. I have gained a lot of experiences, knowledge and skills from the World Youth Foundation and conference delegates. I was grateful to Ms. Varsha Ajmera who was very patient in providing me great instructions and advices. Without her support, I would not have been able to fulfill my tasks.”
Chu Do Quyen UNIAP January 28, 2016
“It was wonderful experience participating in the International Conference on Trafficking of Young Women and Children. Informative and well organized conference. Thank you very much for the opportunity given to us to participate in the above conference."
Dr. Vasanthakumari Jayaraman India January 28, 2016
During my volunteering tenure with WYF for about four years I acquired comprehensive knowledge and understanding in the field of media and communication as well as volunteer management. As I was an online volunteer, I had the opportunity to select the tasks that I could fully utilize my skills and competencies to help causes I felt strongly about.
Vesna Markovic Comunication Volunteer December 13, 2019
It was an amazing experience volunteering for the World
Youth Foundation. It’s indeed a noble deed Varsha and
the team at WYF are doing towards the youth of the
world. I am very grateful to her for giving me this
opportunity to be a part of the team. This experience has
been extremely gratifying.
December 13, 2019
My experience as Volunteer Online at the World Youth Foundation has been very rewarding, which has allowed me to improve myself at lot in the field of online volunteering, and to be in touch with other volunteers I have much loved thanks to their dedication, and perseverance.
Saa Timothe Milimono Volunteer February 28, 2019
Volunteering with World Youth Foundation has been an amazing journey of learning about critical issues and solutions, enriching myself, empowering youths, and contributing to a better future for all. Taking the step to volunteer has been a one of the best decisions as it gave me a platform to take volunteering work a step further and make a bigger impact. I am grateful to Miss Varsha for believing in me and all the incredible friends and people I have met along the way. I got a closer look at the passion they have in their selfless work to make the world a sustainable and peaceful place for the generations to come. I will not forget the memories created with World Youth Foundation. May the youths of the future be more creative, innovative, initiative, open-minded, wise and caring towards the society and foster a loving environment in the world. I will carry these lessons learnt from volunteering with WYF wherever I go to be more conscious of my actions and make a difference in the society.
Patricia Sasidaran Volunteer February 28, 2019
“My internship experience with world Youth Foundation has been overall satisfactory. During my internship, I had the opportunity to attend the World Urban Forum 9 (WUF9) which was very informative. Other than that, I also gained some experience in event planning, especially through hosting the Networking Session at WUF9. My superior and colleagues have been helpful to assist me throughout my internship and I am very grateful for their help. Being an intern in WYF expanded my knowledge, particularly on the SDGs, and I learned how WYF is educating and empowering youth around the world through their activities. My experience here inspired me to be more aware of the issues happening around the world, especially when they are related to the SDGs, and also how I can start taking action in my own settings to make the world a better place.”
CHUA Yong Yu Intern February 18, 2018
Working in World Youth Foundation was a wonderful experience. I was a fresh graduate with no work experience. Slowly, with the help of my superiors and colleagues, I learned how to manage myself.
Working in World Youth Foundation taught me on how to become a leader by taking responsibility in whatever work I do. I learned how important teamwork was in event planning and implementation.
I was also given an opportunity to go to WFUNA Youth Seminar which broaden my knowledge on the Sustainable Development Goals especially Goal 16 - Peace.
I feel grateful to everyone in World Youth Foundation for giving me this amazing opportunity of a lifetime. I will, forever treasure the wonderful moments as I move on to another chapter of my life.
Nurul Hamizah Malaysia September 25, 2017
It was a great experience for me to complete my internship at World Youth Foundation. Being a first timer, i gained a lot of experience working in the office. My Supervisor and staffs are very helpful and friendly. It is a fruitful journey for me because World Youth Foundation had organized several activities that related to the SDGs to engage and empower the society. I felt grateful and blessed as I not only gain precious memories through the events organized but was also able to do something good to the society. This is very meaningful to me as it added value to my life. I will not forget this blissful life experience and the many lessons that i learn at World Youth Foundation.
Lee Ai Yun Intern September 25, 2017
My summer break of 2017 was spent in Melaka, interning at the World Youth Foundation. It was amazing to be in Melaka, especially during all the celebrations that were there during that time, the city was alive and dynamic. I was able to learn skills that one cannot learn in a classroom and get a sense of what I did and did not like about working at the NGO. I was also fortunate to be able to make some contributions in organizing big events hosted by WYF, where I could enjoy and at the same time push my “limits”. If anyone has an interest in sustainable development, it is extremely valuable to your future career to intern in World Youth Foundation and make as many connections as possible.
Yelnur Zhumagaliyev Intern September 25, 2017
"Interning at World Youth Foundation is the best decision I could have made for my industrial training. This internship has not only allowed me to hone my skills but it also gave me a strong foundation for my career goals and in fact, life.
I was brought into a full-fledged event management operation. From press release to building social media strategy to interview sessions with the workshop’s speakers, I made the most of duties given to me. As a communication student, I would recommend this internship to everyone who is looking to get a glimpse on NGO work life. WYF will not disappoint you!
Datcainy Maniam Intern August 29, 2017
“I wish to express my deep gratitude to WYF for giving me the opportunity to volunteer and work with them. Working with WYF has open doors of opportunities for me both locally and internationally. I have never had a hard time meeting new people because of this campaign. It gave me the opportunity to practice and develop my social skills, since we were meeting regularly with a group of people with common interests.”
Uzor Darlington Ikechukwu Nigeria March 16, 2016
“I feel privileged to be engaged with United Nation through volunteering for “UN MYWORLD SURVEY”. I am grateful to WYF for providing me this important volunteering opportunity. My volunteer journey with WYF went well. I am grateful to WYF that i could contribute to UN’s SDG goals by receiving the voices of people and their demands for a better world.”
Ukhengching Marma Bangladesh March 16, 2016
“Wow! Thank you very much. And I am glad to say that my assignment with the World Youth Foundation has been the best of all and impactful with great lessons I am carrying with me throughout my life. I am glad for the opportunity and appreciate the certificate.”
Sarah Nyawira Njenga Kenya March 16, 2016
“It’s was an amazing experience and I hope I can continue working with World Youth Foundation (WYF). Thanks to the UNV program and World Youth Foundation (WYF), I meet wonderful persons and leaders that want to be part of the solution in their community and I hope we can still work with them, because I think we are a very good team. The volunteer program really meets my expectations, but I hope I can visit, the World Youth Foundation Headquarters in Malaysia.”
Carolina-Cantu March 16, 2016
“All in all, I would say it was rewarding to get involved. As volunteers, it’s rewarding to see that the millions of people who participated in the survey and had their priorities captured and incorporated in the final agenda-setting process were inter alia a result of our voluntary efforts.”
Adventino Banjwa Uganda March 16, 2016
“I would like to thank you to WYF for giving me such an opportunity to participate in such a global campaign. Thank you for your full trust and support throughout this period and I have honestly enjoyed every single bit of it. On behalf of myself and my team members we would like to thank you for this golden opportunity and look forward to any future opportunities.”
Abdelbari Bennani Lahkim United States of America March 16, 2016
“Attending and being a part of WYF has really thought me how to be a better and organize person. Particularly in some training workshop, it was a real eye-opener for me as far as understanding my own status in my country and how we’re going towards. I appreciate WYF for giving me a chance to work with participants from diverse national and cultural backgrounds and improve my knowledge, skills and ability. WYF is also a perfect place to learn how the UN system actually functions and to get in touch with many experts from all over the region.”
Saravanan Perianan Malaysia March 16, 2016
"Working in World Youth Foundation have been a great learning curve, it had created possibility in learning planning, operation and management of international level events with much opportunities to develop the self beyond limitations. World Youth Foundation has been the platform to put the self-potential and knowledge to test and develop further by acknowledging it. In a nutshell, it is surely the place for self-development in working aspect.”
Surenthiran Pillai Malaysia March 16, 2016
“Before I join WYF, I have no idea what is youth work. In my working tenure here, I learned about environmental friendly, cultural exchange, human rights and etc, which I can never know them so well out there. On top of this, working here open my mind to interact with various citizenship’s participants which gives me exposure “to out of Malaysia” ways of solving current issue.”
Gan Zhi Hian Malaysia March 16, 2016
“I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the WYF for providing me with an opportunity to engage in volunteerism and social work through the Foundation. This experience has been rewarding and beneficial for me as a good start to my future. This working period has been extremely gratifying, to say the least, as I have gained a lot and hopefully contributed some.”
Thivaakaran Tirunavokarasan, Malaysia March 16, 2016
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