July 25, 2014
Vincentian student in China at Global Young Leaders Conference

Paige Veira, a former student of the Girls’ High School, is attending the 2014 Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC) in China.

Veira, who currently attends the Division of Arts, Science and General Studies of the Community College, completed the conference session, which was held in China, yesterday, July 24. She is now in Hong Kong participating in a cultural extension which ends on July 27.{{more}}

The conference included a simulation of the Global Agenda Council on Water Scarcity, in which the scholars represented entities from government, business and civil societies and also participated in Global Partners in Action, allowing Veira to gain a global perspective from various international organisations.

“It is imperative that today’s students know how to compete and cooperate on a global scale,” said Marguerite Regan, Ph. D., and the Dean of Academic Affairs for the Global Young Leaders Conference. “When diverse ideas and points of view are shared, the true results of the conference are realised.”

Activities culminate in the Global Summit Simulation, challenging students to debate, negotiate and build coalitions to resolve emerging global challenges.

Over 100 outstanding students from around the world are taking part in the China leg of the unique global leadership development experience 2014 GYLC: Becoming Leaders of Change, an Envision Porgram.

Conference sessions are taking place in the United States, China and Europe as young scholars build on global leadership skills and strategies that are critical for success in the 21st century.

At the ten-day conference, students interact with key leaders who influence global politics, finance, culture and diplomacy. Thought-provoking simulations are coupled with opportunities to collaborate with peers from around the world, preparing students with critical leadership skills needed to resolve global conflicts.

The students were nominated by teachers and guidance counsellors based on their academic performance and leadership potential.

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