Our webinar in action!
On February 12th, GFC hosted a webinar introducing our founding members of the new youth leadership council. Antonina, Mete, Nasra and Sasha all shared their views on a range of subjects from the importance in investing in children and youth to the vital role funders like GFC make to their organisations.
Over 30 GFC supporters tuned in for the webinar and posted some brilliant questions for our four members. Ranging from balancing youth leadership whilst gaining wisdom and experience from older generations, to how the youth leadership council is going to work within GFC going forward to volunteering to join the council!
During the webinar, council member and activist Nasra spoke about how, no matter how many times young people are pushed back, they come back - bigger and stronger than ever. "As a young person, you have to find that inner strength - I think that's why we push all the time - we have to be strong in these kind of situations where people are always trying to silence you," she added.
Our audience engaged fully in the presentation and offered some words of wisdom throughout, which was gratefully received by us all here at GFC.
Reflecting on how the webinar went, Mete shared: "Yesterday's call reaffirmed why I joined the GFC youth leadership council, which was to connect with social innovators from across the globe, passionate about making changes to their own communities."
Sasha was also very happy after the call: "I was super pumped after the session yesterday because it gave me a chance to both remind myself why I decided to join the council, as well as learn a little bit more about my colleagues. I can't wait to start working with a bunch of extremely talented and experienced individuals. I feel like I'm learning so much for my own development, and the future."
We will be sharing a recording of the webinar in due course - please get in touch with GFC should you wish to get a copy. We would also love to hear from young people if you are interested in joining our council.