The Youth Initiative for Progress in Iraq aims to provide Iraqi and American youth with a voice and the tools necessary to make concrete progress toward a sustainable and peaceful future between the two countries.
The non-partisan Youth Initiative for Progress in Iraq conference, held at King’s Academy boarding school outside of Amman, Jordan, from July 14th to July 25th, 2008, brought together 16 Iraqi and 16 American participants between the ages of 16-19. The conference, led by students from Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong and Princeton University, was a groundbreaking event that aimed to remedy the destructive effects of the conflict not only by bringing youth from both sides together to dispel misconceptions and work to understand each other’s backgrounds and beliefs, but also by empowering and inspiring the participants to work together to make a tangible difference in the lives of those affected by the conflict.
This final report is both a summary and evaluation of the conference as well as a compilation of the most important documents resulting from the conference.
Read More: http://www.yipiraq.org/?page_id=46
– United World College Student Magazine –