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November 25. Creating Opportunities for Marginalized Youth

In 2019, World Learning implemented a 2-way program, the “Emerging Leaders Exchange for Ireland and Northern Ireland”, funded by the U.S. Department of State Office of Citizen Exchange. The program brought 16 adult mentors who specialized in youth leadership from Ireland and Northern Ireland to travel across the United States to understand the challenges and solutions to creating successful opportunities for marginalized youth. The panelists for this webinar have experience in mentoring, organizing, and connecting with vulnerable youth. They will address the following questions:

• How did you first become involved in youth related fields?
• How have you been engaged in affecting change amongst the marginalized youth you mentor?
• What are the best ways to enthusiastically engage with these youth despite systemic and societal barriers? What are those barriers and other challenges?
• Do you use certain practices or communication tools to connect with these youth?

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• Quscondy Abdulshafi | Regional Advisor, Sudan | Freedom House | Washington, DC
• Lara Adekunle | Coach | The Grassroot Project | Chicago, IL
• Niamh Clerkin | Youth Development Officer| Inishowen Development Partner | Donegal, Ireland (2019 On-Demand Fellows Emerging Leaders Exchange Alumni)
• Maskoor Usmani | President | Aligarh Muslim University Student’s Union | Uttar Pradesh, India (2019 On-Demand Fellows Religious Freedom & Interfaith Dialogue Exchange Alumn

This event is co-organized by Digital Communication Network SouthEast Europe Hub (DCN SEE) and World Learning and is part of DCNSEE’s Ideas in Action – Digital Engagement, a series of virtual events launched in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. DCNSEE is supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Citizen Exchanges.
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