After following the youth activities this week, continuing the work from the Youth Summit, it is now coming to an end. Finally the world's youths can work together to come to a decision. Today was one of the biggest days of my life, because I was a part of two things that let me know that the world does hear my voice.
First, I was part of a LIVE radio broadcast to the U.S.A expressing my feelings about the WCAR. This was a shocking experience, because it was my first time doing a live broadcast, actually being on the radio, and that felt very good.
I was proud of myself. The name of the radio show is "Democracy Now". I learned that whenever you are doing a live broadcast, you should say the most important things first, because you might not get the chance to say everything you wanted to.
After the live broadcast, I went back to the Youth meeting to approve the youth declaration. I missed the first half of the meeting, but I got there in the nick of time to become a part of revising the youth declaration so we could all approve it.
When I entered the room, I was immediately
called over and nominated to represent the Caribbean region, even
Then I realized that many were called to this meeting, but few were chosen to revise the youth declaration. And I was one of the lucky ones.
So, for the next four hours we read the declaration paragraph by paragraph, revising and approving each one. There are 145 paragraphs, and we only got through 28 before we all went home for the night. I felt very good to be a part of something so big, and it was a once in a lifetime chance.
Unfortunately, I was unable to finish the process. It was planned to continue on Saturday, first thing in the morning, but I already had plans to go to a safari for the weekend. So I asked Michele to represent me by going in my place. I felt good about being chosen to do this work, but felt sad to not be able to finish it the next day.
Both experiences were really, really big, and I thank everyone who helped me get here to do this work in Durban, South Africa.