The One Young World scholarship is an initiative by Shell Netherlands to give ten ambitious, young people the chance to attend the One Young World summit in the city of London. The winners of this scholarship get a chance to present themselves and their projects at the summit. Seventeen ambitious young people pitched their impressive projects and ideas for a better future on Wednesday 29 May in The Hague. The pitches ranged from creating equal opportunities on the Dutch labor market, to recycling plastic in rivers creating islands, to generating awareness for the energy transition through networks. And the winners are…. Empowering ten more ambitious, young people in their efforts to make our world a better place. The One Young World summit offers a forum to exchange thoughts and ideas to positively impact the challenges faced by our society today within sustainability, climate change, social inequality and the future of education. Are you committed to ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and innovative energy for all?
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From to , One Young World staged six annual summits with a total of 8, delegates between the ages of 18 and 30 from countries. Founded in by Kate Robertson and David Jones, One Young World hosts an annual international summit for ambassadors and speakers to collaborate and debate innovative solutions for global issues. The summit attendees range from corporations, non-profits, and governments and the young individuals they influence to provoke better understanding. Per Robertson, the summit intends to turn well selected delegates into future ambassadors who will be motivated to emerge in leadership positions. That is the case in many, many instances. It is very important that their voices as leaders are raised and are sufficient noise as to not be ignored.
Facing global challenges together and creating lasting, worldwide connections is the central idea behind One Young World OYW , which was founded in as a charitable organisation by David Jones and Kate Robertson in the UK. Since then, OYW has gone from success to success and expanded considerably over the years. Today, thousands of young talents from companies, NGOs and universities around the globe gather at the annual summit to debate and rethink issues such as education, social projects, climate and environmental protection and to expand their networks. Imagining and actively shaping a new kind of future is the aim of the One Young World Summit, built on a foundation of collective social engagement.
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