Hello everyone! I am Lorenz Edward S. Sarrondo from Manila, Philippines. I have recently been presented with an exciting opportunity. I have been selected as one of the Philippines' delegates to the Summer Youth Assembly (YA) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, an annual gathering of hundreds of young people from around the world who are working in their home communities to advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. It will commence on August 8 and will conclude on August 13, 2017. YA will be a wonderful chance for me to connect with others in my generation to share ideas and strategies about how to go about eliminating poverty, improving rights and access for girls and women, securing environmental sustainability, among other pressing issues of our day. Youth Assembly is an amazing opportunity for a diverse group of young people, each coming from a different perspective with different experiences, to address some of the most important issues facing humanity. I know that Youth Assembly will dramatically expand my ability to positively impact our world.
In line with this, I will be needing your help. In order to attend Youth Assembly, I must raise an approximate amount of $3,000 to cover my airfare/lodging/food ($160 for Visa Application Fee, approximately $1,300 for airfare, and $1,625 for a delegate package that includes lodging and food). I have already invested much time and money into the process and I’m now looking for funding partners to help me get the rest of the way there. I understand that times are tight and would greatly appreciate whatever you can contribute to help, and your support would mean a lot to me.
Thank you so much for taking time to read this, and I hope you consider supporting me and Youth Assembly this upcoming August. Have a great day and more power to you!