(Washington DC)- Philip Adjei a staff of Don Bosco Technical Institute participated The World Bank Group Youth Summit was held in Washington, D.C., on December 2-3. This summit is an annual event hosted by the World Bank Group (WBG) to engage youths globally on the most pressing challenges before the world.
This year’s summit discussed the theme “Smarter Cities for a Resilient Future” and set for itself three primary goals.
• Empower youths to explore innovative ideas to tackle emerging development challenges.
• Provide youths with the tools to build and engage in projects that will have impact.
Promote the dialog between youths, the WBG, and other key stakeholders globally.
Agyei Philip, a young staff member of Don Bosco Tech in Sunyani, Ghana, was selected out of 3,000 applicants to participate in the WBG Youth Submit.
Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School in Takoma Park made Philip visit memorable by extending the school’s hospitality to him and facilitating his interaction with a selected number of students from the school.
He shares his experience here:
“The Salesian Community in College Park, Maryland, warmly received me with love and kindness. They extended to me excellent hospitality at their residence. In the school, I had animated discussions about innovation, technology, and smart cities with some of the students. They were happy and receptive during the discussions. They were excited to hear about what was happening in Ghana. Their feedback was quite amazing. Some of the students said that they would be very happy to visit Ghana if the school organizes a trip for them to go and experience how things work in Ghana. I explained to them how certain things such as the Ghana education system, internet access, automation, resources, and other things make Ghana quite different from the U.S.”
Agyei’s participation was facilitated by Salesian Missions’ U.N. office. Participation of the young at the highest places of advocacy, lobbying, and giving them the much-needed visibility at such learning platforms are strategies that the office is adopting to empower our Salesian youths. The office hopes that this is just the beginning of a journey on a path less travelled.