Last year for IYPF 2013, young delegates from 30 different countries joined Yuvsatta, an NGO empowering youth for peace, in a week full of activities, programs and inspiration. Teaming up with international leaders, local colleges, universities, schools, and volunteers, the program organizers and speakers led stirring workshops on topics of environmental sustainability, international conflict, rights of girls, and building relationships.
Organized sessions were only part of the peace equation. The personal friendships and bonds created in just five days were stronger than any organizer could have planned for. After a week of eating together, learning together, playing together, and laughing together, it was clear that there was more to exchange than gifts and smiles. Continue reading