Harlow College student to attend World Summit

Education: Secondary / Tue 5th Aug 2014 at 11:12am

A YOUNG student from Harlow has been selected to attend the One Young World Summit, joining 1250 delegates from 196 countries expected to descend on Dublin in October 2014.

Nishall Garala, a Level 3 Business Studies Student from Harlow College followed a rigorous selection process in which he had to demonstrate his leadership abilities and an evidenced commitment to effecting positive change in the Harlow community. Nishall, who earlier this year was the V-Inspired regional award winner for his community work, has been a member of the Harlow Youth Council for five years. He is Vice-Chair of his local Residents Association and volunteers on a regular basis on various projects and initiatives. He held the Jack Petchey Outstanding Achiever Award three times and was the Big Society’s Young Volunteer of the Year in 2011.

At the Summit, delegates debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues the world faces. At past Summits delegates were joined by a line-up of Counsellors that included Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Bob Geldof, Kofi Annan, Sir Richard Branson, Professor Muhammad Yunus, Jamie Oliver, Jack Dorsey and Arianna Huffington.

After each Summit, the delegates, who are then known as One Young World Ambassadors, work on their own initiatives or lend the power of the One Young World network to those initiatives already in existence. Of those in employment, education or working in their community, many return to set about creating change from within.

Read more about One Young World and the Summit at http://www.oneyoungworld.com

Nishall must now raise the sum of £3,500 to enable him to attend the conference.

Nishall said “Going to this Summit will be an exceptional opportunity, where I will be able to work with international upcoming young leaders to work on international issues as well as our local community issues. I will be able to bring new international ideas for our local issues to make our town better for our new generations.”

Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow, said “Nishall is an extraordinary young man, an entrepreneur, a passionate Harlow community activist and dedicated, responsible and hardworking individual. I was delighted when he assisted with the tour of Harlow College when David Cameron, the Prime Minister, came to visit earlier this year. Nishall represents the best of Harlow and I wish him every success in raising the funds to attend the Summit.

Karen Spencer, Principal of Harlow College, said “We are delighted for Harlow and for the College that Nishall has been selected to attend the Summit. It is a fantastic opportunity for young people from all over the world to discuss to politics, International relations and the social issues that affect them and their peers. We are incredibly proud of Nishall, who is a great advocate for Harlow and its young people.”

You can also help Nishall attend the Summit by sponsoring him to attend. Any amount will be gratefully received. This can be done via http://www.gofundme.com/Nishall

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1 Comment for Harlow College student to attend World Summit:

2014-08-12 14:51:39

Nishall is a great advocate and young ambassador for Harlow - I hope lots more our young people look to him as an example. Congratulations Nishall, and make the most of it!

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