Mabouya Valley Youth off to represent St Lucia in Sochi, Russia
Two St. Lucians from the Dennery Valley Community have been selected to participate in the 19th World Festival for Youth and Students scheduled to take place in Sochi, Russia from October 14th to 22nd 2017 under the motto “For Peace, Solidarity and Social Justice, we struggle against Imperialism. Honouring our past, we build the future”.
Participants Selected for St. Lucia are:
Kernisha Flavien (Head Of Delegate)
The Two ambassadors will join over 90 delegates from the Caribbean region namely Belize, Barbados, Dominica, St. Vincent, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis and Jamaica. The festival will attract over 20 thousand young Ambassadors from around the world, where they will have an opportunity for global dialogue through discussions which helps to create a crucial space for young people to come together to exchange ideas and also a platform for collaborative change making.
About The 2017 World Festival Of Youth And Students
The World Festival of Youth and Students (WFYS) aims to consolidate international youth community, strengthen international ties, as well as promote international and intercultural cooperation. One of the main goals of the upcoming Festival is shaping a common vision of the future by the young leaders from different countries, trying to articulate responses to the most pressing challenges of the generation. The main agenda of the discussion program is to encompass the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by the United Nations.
The program of the WFYS 2017 involves various platforms, including panel discussions and open lectures on topical issues of youth policy and international relations, sports competitions, as well as a number of cultural and creative events. Tentatively, key issues of the event will be:
Culture and globalization, Global economy, Knowledge economy, Public Institutions,
Development Politics and International Security.