On the final day of the Summit, our students attended the High Level Political Forum side event focusing on Youth action and using the creative arts to share the message of the Global Goals. They heard speeches from UNICEF Executive Director, Henrietta Fore, Film Director and founder of Project Everyone, Richard Curtis, and student winner of the UNICEF Comic Competition, Rezka, all of which were incredibly inspiring. It is clear that young people's voices are strong and should be heard, and that important people in positions of power are becoming more willing to listen and take action.
Ha Minh, Jenny, Ky Dan, Nguyen, Lily and Eugene all took part in the Sing for Hope project which opened the event. They were in a choir who sang a song with the message 'Dream Big, Speak Loud' which was very poignant. They were accompanied by a pianist playing the SDG Superhero decorated piano which is being donated by Sing for Hope to a park in New York City.
In the evening our students traveled to the Juilliard School where we held our Gala Dinner. SungWoo and Eugene gave inspiring speeches about the work of NAE students towards the Global Goals and with the message that adults need to listen to young people and take action. We also had performances from Juilliard alumni and were joined by representatives from the NAE collaborations: Juilliard, MIT and UNICEF. The students enjoyed their final evening together with a mixture of emotions.
The Summit has come to an end with excellent performances from our students! Once again, let give them a big round of applause for what they have achieved!