By: Salma Habib
If you’ve been following what’s been happening in Egypt the past week, you must’ve noticed lots of people talking about the World Youth Forum that took place in Sharm El-Sheikh from 3-6 November. But in case you haven’t been keeping up, the WYF is a forum that gathers youth from all around the world to tackle important issues, and to send a message of peace, prosperity, harmony, and progress to the entire world.
Thanks to the WYF page on Instagram that didn’t want us to miss anything that was happening over there, we were kept in the loop by the Instagram stories that covered almost all the sessions and the workshops that took place.
And we can’t deny that the closing of the forum was exhilarating and thrilling even for the people who were not attending. The beautiful youth spirit was felt just by watching the stories. As they said in the story “The excitement was infectious”
And as for the people who attended the forum, they couldn’t stop tweeting, and posting pictures about it. For the past week, young people from all around the world, celebrities, and even our president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi couldn’t stop talking about how a great outstanding remarkable experience the forum was for everyone.
— ونهو تشونغ (@WonhoChung) November 3, 2018
this forum was a great experience, we discuss, exchange and even find solutions for a better future! I made friends, acquaintances and if it was to do it I would do it with pride.#WorldYouthForum #WYF #participantfromchad pic.twitter.com/xfuZPspZlV
— Eltchado👑 ⭐️⭐️ (@annadjibfils) November 7, 2018
Incredible welcome. Thank you #WorldYouthForum ~ Looking forward to sharing this platform & an opportunity with 5000 bright young minds from around the world. Solutions driven impact is foundation of my engagement as I unpack Day Zero, Water Security in light of climate change. pic.twitter.com/K7Wsm7ib1k
— CATHERINE Constantinides (@ChangeAgentSA) November 2, 2018
Yesterday i got to speak at the #WorldYouthForum alongside His Excellency President of Egypt and some amazing people. I shared my experience and how young people can use social media for social impact. pic.twitter.com/VTXZOf2gns
— Flaviana Matata (@FlavianaMatata) November 6, 2018
Let’s not forget the bike marathon on the last day of the forum with Mr. President!
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But first – A selfie with the Egyptian President 🇪🇬 @alsisiofficial . . What do you say when you meet him for the first time? – “Can I get a Selfie ,” 🤦🏻♀️ He said Yes. . . . 8km Sunrise Ride for PEACE.For Egypt 🇪🇬 . . . He told me he rides 30k every day 🙊 . . . Disclaimer : 1. Horrible angle of me 😫 Disclaimer : 2. No politics In this Photo. IM HERE Only FOR THE LOVE OF SPORTS & EGYPT. @wyfegypt #worldyouthforum #39lookingDivine