The Durban University Technology’s (DUT’s) BTech student in Human Resources Management, Ntuthuko Mchunu, is elated to be given the opportunity to attend the One Young World Summit in The Hague, Netherlands.
The One Young World Summit gathers together the brightest young leaders from around the world and empowers them to make lasting connections in creating positive change. Throughout the years, the summit has been graced by the attendance of world leaders such as Bill Clinton, Thuli Madonsela, and the late Kofi Annan.
During the four-day summit which begins on Wednesday, 17 October and ends on Saturday, 20 October, Mchunu will be a delegate speaker in one of the workshops, with his focus topic being ‘Getting young delinquents back on board with a public-private partnership.’
“I was chosen through the evidence of my work that I do with young people. I was also part of the Barack Obama Initiative called Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) last year and then this year, I was invited by One Young World to conduct a workshop during this world prestige summit,” said Mchunu excitedly.
Mchunu, who is also the Vice-President of the DUT Debating Union said he will use this annual summit to develop his leadership skills and to formulate and share innovative ideas with other emerging world leaders.
“I am hoping to learn how we as young leaders can tackle pressing issues in our communities and which revenues we can take in order to rectify such social ills. But most of all, I am going there to network with other leaders to maybe bring back funding promises back to my community,” said Mchunu.
Prior to departing for the summit, Mchunu alongside with other delegates will meet the ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mr Hen Peters for a send-off event.
Pictured: Ntuthuko Mchunu