Young Voices address future leaders for peace
The president of Young Voices in Sri Lanka, Ishan Jalill, and the Leonard Cheshire Disability Resource Centre advocacy and campaigns manager supported efforts to create peace and sustainable development in their country by giving a motivational speech to 750 student leaders. They were honoured to speak in the presence of the country’s president and chief guest at a ‘Future Leaders Conference’ organised by Sri Lanka Unites, an organisation dedicated to creating a peaceful and prosperous future in the post-conflict state. The speech inspired participants from all 25 districts in the country, who learned how young people with disabilities could achieve their goals, and that disability is part of human diversity. In recognition of Young Voices’ achievements and contribution, Sri Lanka Unites presented the first copy of their syllabus book to Ishan in front of the conference delegates and the president.