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Global Nomads initiative aims to foster global youth dialogue

By JT - Apr 26,2017 - Last updated at Apr 26,2017

AMMAN — Six years since the start of the war in Syria and the refugee crisis, one non-profit organisation plans to gather 45 youth ambassadors in a live webcast on May 3 to share their stories of resilience and to discuss how the Syrian crisis has impacted on young people around the world. 

The programme, titled “Re-imagine Syria: Sharing Our Stories”, will be organised by the Global Nomads Group (GNG), an organisation with offices in Amman and New York City, USA, which seeks to  “fosters dialogue and understanding among the world’s youth”, according to its website. 

A GNG statement said that the initiative is “part of its commitment to bringing the world’s youth to amplify experiences of global awareness, empathy and critical thinking”, adding that 

An estimated five million Syrians are refugees outside of their country, while around 6.3 million people are internally displaced, according to a March report by the UN’s refugee agency, the UNHCR. 

The GNG has previously gathered Syrian youth in Jordan and the United States to learn from each other about how they can take part in raising awareness on global issues and turn challenges into opportunities for a brighter future. 

On May 3, young people will gather for the live broadcast at The Children Museum Jordan in Amman, the William Paterson University in New Jersey, USA  and in Taroudant, Morocco, the statement said, adding that the ambassador schools will share “their inspiring stories of refuge, turning challenges into opportunities of hope and action plans they have worked on to be part of social change after completing the programme”.

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