Youth UPF encourages, sponsors and organises many types of events as well as focussing on leadership training for global citizenship.
Humphrey Hawksley is the author of numerous books, the international correspondent for the BBC, and has been in the Navy. As such many were curious to hear what he had to say with regards to his career and the path that he took to get to where he is today at our “An Evening With” YouthUPF event.
However, Humphrey Hawksley didn’t just provide a window into what he has done in his career, he went further and offered some ‘heartfelt and sound advice’, which resonated with the audience because of the ‘simplicity and care’ with which he said it. That advice? “Never allow anyone to tell you that you cannot do it”, “don’t badly offend someone because life goes around and 20 years later you will need their help”, “marry someone who supports you, not someone who is going to compete with you” and “if you want to make a difference your private life is going to take a hit”.
Global Interfaith Harmony Week was commemorated in the House of Lords by Youth Universal Peace Federation (UPF) - UK with an evening of music and presentations on interfaith harmony from the perspectives of young adults of different faiths. There were musical offerings by musicians of various faith backgrounds. Rt. Hon. Baroness Sandip Verma, the Under Secretary for Energy and Climate Change said she was inspired and energised by the various contributions during the evening.
Christa Kamga, the Youth UPF Director, said 'Many of our youth have things to say about what we can do in this world. UPF tries to break down barriers and bring people together to allow communication.'
This has been one of the most inspiring as well as busy weeks in the UPF-UK and also for the YouthUPF teams. The UN international Day of Peace beautiful concert, “Music For Peace in the Middle East” performed by people from Israel & Palestine, the Ambassador for Peace meeting focussing on 'Growing Through Overcoming Challenging Relationships', and the Youth UPF event, 'An Evening With Nicola Bailey'.
Nicola Bailey is a passionate Assistant Head Teacher and her school Head of Parent and Community Support. She specializes in working with complex sets of stakeholders to accomplish enhanced educational performance among children who have more than average challenges to overcome.
The Youth UPF Concert to raise funds for a peace project in Jerusalem took place at the conclusion of the UPF Peace Council. Many volunteer performances were dedicated to this cause in an exciting and varied evening organised by the Youth UPF team.
Through this concert Youth UPF are raising funds for a Jerusalem Youth "Learning to Live Together in Harmomy" Project - as part of the Middle East Peace Initiative. We will be carrying out service projects between 18th ~23rd, December visiting NGO'S that try to promote peace between Israel and Palestine. Please see the fundraising link (www.gofundme.com/idomybit), you will find a little more on this particular project for Jerusalem.