We can “make a big change and lead the organization”, says Lama Srour from the Lebanese Red Cross. That is why she believes that youth should be taken more into consideration.
My name is Lama Srour, I am coming from the Lebanese Red Cross and I am 26 years old. First, what I personally learned. I learned a lot from the other colleagues’ experience, knowledge and points of view regarding youth leadership, regarding building a culture of non-violence and peace and regarding their opinions towards how they have to be and what are the skills, from their own opinion, to be an effective and ethical leader. I wish that other young people that followed our RedTalk were able to be influenced by the potential that young people may have and may do. So, I wish that, really, every young person is influenced by this and finds within himself that he is capable enough to be the leader and to take the lead.
What would you say to people of previous generations, older people, who are in position of leadership, decision makers? What would you hope that they would get out of the event today?
I hope that they take youth into consideration more and to engage them more in decision making, to invest in youth and trainings, and activities and to give trust to youth because they can really make a big change and they can lead the organization.
What about you? What did you learn from RedTalk #12 on youth leadership? Tell us in the comments below. If you missed the live webcast of RedTalk #12 yet, you can catch up by clicking on this link to view the recorded video.