WYSE Regional Ambassadors have volunteered their time to share their experiences of WYSE and the impact that it has had on their lives with other young people, with the aim of supporting and encouraging other emerging leaders to attend WYSE Programs.
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The WYSE programme is amazing, I was very well supported and motivated throughout. WYSE provided me with an opportunity to know what I can contribute to make the world a better place.
I feel passionate about WYSE because it is a training programme that empowers people. WYSE changed my perspective and my way of doing things and I believe many more young people can benefit from this programme.
I am so passionate about WYSE because of my own experience with the Organization at the program I participated. It is unbelievable how the whole program is organized with unique teaching methods aimed at bringing out the leadership qualities in each participant, assisting participants to understand themselves well, see themselves as global citizens and take actions to contribute to making the world a better place by expressing their leadership. The Staff at WYSE are so inspirational and I think it is important for young people all over the world to have a taste of this unique leadership model.
I am a Civil Engineer by profession. I graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Master’s of Science in Civil Engineering. I currently work for a multi-disciplinary engineering consulting company in Namibia and I’m passionate about people, the environment and international development.
WYSE and the principles it teaches through its training programmes have benefited me greatly – in both a professional and personal capacity.
Asia, Australia and Oceania
I am passionate about WYSE international, because it is the best platform to exchange views, ideas, knowledge and experience with the young leaders from all over the world. This program enhanced my way of thinking attitude and prospective and supported my strong belief that change starts with individuals.
I believe that in order to facilitate change at a global level, I have to discover my true purpose and be a leader to myself first. As my favorite poet Rumi said “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.'’ Therefore, I am so passionate about WYSE as it was a life changing experience. WYSE has not only deepened my understanding in the underlying causes of global issues, but most importantly, it gave me a unique opportunity to further explore and connect with my true inner self. I have gained a sense of clarity, balance and strong trust within myself. This programme has helped me to excel so much further as a leader, a true leader. Most importantly, this has led me to a group of amazing global citizens (who I see as family) who share similar aspirations, dreams and desires to make positive changes to the world.
I have also developed “Pak NGOs Home” which is a web based network that aims to provide information for NGO’s in Pakistan.
I am passionate about WYSE because the programme has supported me to develop my-self awareness.
Harsh is a public policy consultant and has worked with several national and international development organisations, including the Planning Commission of the Government of India. He is also a Co-founder of an anti-ragging (bullying) organisation called CURE (Coalition to Uproot Ragging from Education, www.noragging.com ) and has been running it for the past 10 years. His interest lies in international affairs, analytical thinking and thought leadership.
I am passionate about WYSE, because I feel it provides an excellent platform to learn and grow by interacting with like-minded and thoughtful young people from across the world. I attended WYSE International Leadership Programme in 2006 which enriched my thought process and I still find it useful in dealing with difficult challenges of life.
I Live in Bristol, UK but am originally from Auckland, NZ. I currently work as an Associate in Public Sector Pensions (but no, you can not ask me about your pension!) My love of working with young people came about in high school and from this time I was involved in many different youth programmes. I have participated in the Ship for World Youth 17 Programme as part of the NZ delegation and when in my home county I work at Youthline which is a Youth helpline, counselling, support and youth development service. I attend WYSE ILP in 2006 and ALP in 2010 and in my role as ambassador, am hoping to get more people attending this brilliant programme from any part of the world I can! WYSE has been such a crucial part of my journey and I feel it is such a unique programme that should be shared with all of those who strive for something (even if they don't know what it is yet!)
Manmohan experienced WYSE as both a beautiful processes and useful tool which had an impact on his spiritual, social, psychological and mental development. "I am passionate about WYSE because I see it as a drive for BIG source of change in the world."
I attended WYSE ILP in Japan in 2013 and gained a lot of valuable knowledge and experiences from the people that I met during my trip. WYSE transformed my life into a totally different form by providing me valuable knowledge, ideas and self-motivations.
I have a bachelor degree in Social Studies and have participated in various study abroad programs over the past four years.
I would love to share my knowledge and experiences with anyone. So, please write to me.
"My journey at WYSE has been truly amazing and inspirational. It has not only helped me strengthen my bond with my inner being, but also helped me to beautifully rekindle my inner connection with the outside. The experience at WYSE helps me to find my balance when I get lost in everyday life J WYSE offers an enriching self-development tool and lifelong friendships with lovely people!"
I am an Australian born Chinese traveler who has found a home in Singapore. During my travels, I have been blessed to meet and work with people from different backgrounds whether it is on the tennis court or in the corporate world. I am an executive search consultant during the week and a tennis/ high performance coach during the odd weekend. Through values based education, WYSE inspires and impacts young and old in a positive manner- something which resonates with my own personal development and professional career. I am happy to pay it forward by promoting WYSE to the community around me.
The WYSE program energised and motivated me, it supported me to clarify my thoughts and enhanced my self-belief.
I have been involved with different organizations that are working in the field of Education, Peace Building and Youth leadership like Play for Peace, Saathi, World Vision, Doorstep, I DISCOVER I, Learning Space and Kaivalya Education Foundation. I am currently working as a Program Director at Masoom Education Foundation that is a youth based organization and works with night school students in Mumbai.
I am passionate about WYSE, because I feel that it is a very unique leadership programs as it has the correct balance of addressing one’s social, spiritual, mental, psychological, creative and intellectual growth. It provides an excellent opportunity to learn and grow by interacting with like-minded and thoughtful young people from across the world.
He has worked as a professional member of the World Trade Organization Unit in Ministry of Commerce and Industries of Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA).
Parwiz has been working with the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) of GIRoA in different capacities. He has served as a planning and implementation specialist and communication and reporting specialist in Strategic Coordination Unit of IDLG. Recently, he has become part of IDLG Strategic Advisory Unit where he works on strategic communication.
“I see WYSE ILP as a unique program specially designed to stimulate ones hidden potentials. It helped me clarify my goals and stay on track.”
Belief in yourself, perseverance and courage are the three things I value most.
I feel passionate about WYSE because it has helped me to become aware, more self-reliant and to appreciative. Most importantly, I have learned to accept and reflect on myself which has supported me to learn and understand the beauty of work and the art of good leadership.
This is Samia and I shout from Bangladesh. I hope to complete my undergraduate level of education this year. Time will only tell what I do next but I hope I can be with WYSE all my life. Being in ILP last year I made an entry into a global family. Over the months I have learnt I can teach my WYSE lessons quite well, in fact the program brought out my potentials. At WYSE I was inspired to step away from my comfort zone and try new things. I hope ALP too, comes my way and WYSE opens up more windows for me.
I attended WYSE ILP in Japan and am eager to spread the word about this marvelous opportunity to learn about yourself, your approach to life as well as how to contribute to the world.
In my day to day life, my learning from WYSE helps me to think more positively, make decisions, take action and grow as an individual. I am strongly passionate about WYSE because I have seen it give positive and reflective thought to young adults. I believe that WYSE has immense power to create powerful , sustainable change for humanity.
"WYSE has helped me build a community of like-minded individuals with who can ideate, and collaborate on projects in the social space on a global level."
Central and South America
WYSE is a life changer; I believe everyone should have the chance to pass through this amazing experience, you will not find some participant of WYSE that disagrees with that! The family I gained in Italy is beautiful, but I feel that not only them, but every participant of WYSE belongs to this family and I can feel their support net for me every day when I need the strength that I don´t have on my own.
WYSE helped me to understand who I am and helped me find the courage I needed to follow my path and pursue my dreams. It is and will always be an important tool for me as it helped me to understand life, the world and that I am not alone. I wish to help other people gain knowledge through WYSE as it is something I carry dear to my heart. I believe the skills learned through WYSE can help people become better and together, make a better world.
Mirna is a coach and group facilitator focused on sustainable development of people, institutions and territories. She has worked for eight years in NGOs and Government on education for conscious consumption, sustainability and citizenship.
Mirna graduated in Economics by Universidade de São Paulo, specialized in Marketing in Australia. Concluded Germinar Programme – Facilitators Leadership Development by Ecosocial Instituteand International + Advanced Leadership Programme of WYSE International in Italy, and has worked as volunteer in WYSE Brazil since 2011.
Mirna is a member of Art of Hosting, Comunidade SER entrepreneurs and a student of Nonviolent Communication.
I am a consultant in educational debate and work in projects related to education, development and international cooperation. I have experience in these fields both in my country (Argentina) and abroad (the Dominican Republic, Haiti and France).
Wyse ILP allowed me to gain clarity on what my goals for life are and to connect with incredible motivated people, some with whom I currently collaborate in joint projects.
“I am honored to be able to help young leaders who want to know more about the fantastic WYSE program. I want to put all of my efforts into the pursuit of a better world, together with the incredible leaders that have already passed through WYSE and with those who wish to do it in the future.”
In 2014 I’ve attended WYSE ALP, which encouraged and inspired me again to follow an even bigger dream – working on a positive social change and a more balanced world. To me WYSE is a foundation to build my dreams and goals upon. I would love to invite and support more remarkable participants on a WYSE Journey.
She is an experienced leadership training facilitator&trainer, learning&development and talent project leader.
Her areas of expertise are; leadership development, coaching and mentoring in leadership, leadership communication, feedback, personal and corporate values, MT Programme design, competency studies, assessment&development center, Human Resources Learning Management Systems and corporate academy establishment.
Her experience comes from her education, master’s degree and her experience from working in HSBC and Bayer in different departments in HR.
WYSE has provided me with a direction and a sense of hope that there are inspirational leaders in the world, and I strongly believe that WYSE is helping them make a difference.
I believe that the wonderful opportunity at WYSE should be openly shared and accessible to all. Hence I am more than happy to dedicate my time and effort to sharing the messages of WYSE.
In these times of transition with all the challenges we are facing on earth, I believe WYSE plays a key role in the process of change by empowering the young generation – the leaders of tomorrow – to create a world of synergy and co-creation in which everybody is able to express their full potential and are encouraged to play their unique role.
I am glad to be able to serve as a member of the WYSE family and do what I can to contribute to the process of creating a better future.
I have always thought in a global way, in everything I have done in my life. That way of thinking made me attend Wyse ILP in Italy, where I found a wider vision for everything in my life, about myself and about others. These 12 days were the most shocking, clarifying and productive days in my life. Now I have a lot more tools to be happier and to support others to be happier.
My various life experiences have opened my eyes to the challenges that are faced globally, and I believe that WYSE is the key to getting young people to engage with those issues and contribute to real change in our world. WYSE teaches you how to believe in yourself and others, provides a strong point of motivation and a large network of support that can enable the future generation to make our world a better place. WYSE is a life changing experience that I would recommend to anyone!
Completing the WYSE International Leadership Programme, reinvigorated my passion and motivation to believe that a fairer, more harmonious world community is possible. It provided me with the necessary time and space to reflect on myself, my values and what leadership means to me. It equipped me with the skills and perspectives needed to make a positive impact in my local context, safe in the knowledge that all of my wonderful Wyse friends are also making positive impacts in their local areas too.
I participated in the WYSE International Leadership Program in Brazil in January 2012. Attending this program made me strongly aware of the connections I have with people all over the world.
I believe every person can grow and discover the magic of being themselves during a WYSE program, and I invite you to be a part of this journey and connect with me to find out more.
Everyone in this world has the right to explore their imagination, to play and to have an education. With 7.003 billion people in this world the population is growing and new challenges are facing us.
I attended the WYSE International ILP and connected with people from different cultures, with different backgrounds and languages. We worked together and I gathered the tools I personally need to continue this playful, colourful path of life that I am on. The ILP was incredibly humbling. I fell in love with 39 people. I recommend ILP for everyone.
WYSE provided me with a chance to consider what was most important in my life and share this with the international learning community. The concept of servant leadership has inspired me to grow as a leader in a way that I believe in. I feel passionate about being an ambassador for WYSE as I want to give thanks for the experience I had and would like to extend this opportunity to other young people.
My name is Lia and I am from Greece. I lived in the UK for about 8 years and in August 2010 decided to return to Athens. I am now working as a Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist.
I attended WYSE ILP a long time ago and found it a unique and unforgettable experience. I believe WYSE offers young people (and older ones too) the opportunity to explore themselves and their wishes for their lives and the world around them.
A few years later when I felt I needed a boost of WYSE energy I attended the Advanced programme. Another thing that makes me passionate about WYSE is that it is always there when you feel you need it!
WYSE brings together people that care about what happens in the world and wish to be part of it.
My name is Simonetta Togliani, I live in Italy teaching yoga, but I was born in Eritrea, and my family has always liked travelling. This is why I think I found in Wyse something like a family. Because I grew up with different cultures, different religions, different languages, I really need to continue this path, it's like feeding my soul.
I would not only belong to the Italian culture, it would be too restrictive to me, I'd rather belong to something more universal.
Wyse has fulfilled this need, and has helped me to develop an understanding about the concept of Service. Unfortunately "Service" is very often not considered. I believe that "Service" is the basis of evolution of human beings and is the deepest gift that each individual can give to the common good.
I believe that WYSE is an invaluable experience and I wish that everyone has an opportunity to have the WYSE experience. WYSE is one of the MOST important doors that I have opened in my life and I am looking forward to helping others to discover WYSE.
I am a better man for the time and space WYSE held for me during a point of transition. 'True Story' I founded to support the expression of 'Creative Social Responsibility' by individuals and organisations.
As a 'Narrative Designer' I seek to author stories that create social impact and identify the stories that have authored social systems. The story of WYSE is of authentic experiences that allow individuals to synthesize their identity and acknowledge themselves as authors of society. William Wardlaw Rogers pulled himself together at WYSE and is an Author.
I am passionate about who I am. I am passionate about what I currently do. WYSE gave me permission to feel that passion and express my Creative Social Responsibility – As an Ambassador I bring that understanding of WYSE to my region. It has been my privilege to be WYSE and increase the time and space I spend in authentic experiences with other individuals and organisations.
It is a continuing privilege to invite people into that understanding
Former Soviet Union
I am currently working at Foundation for Wildlife and Cultural Assets in Armenia as a Project and Event Coordinator, organizing events for children and youth. I love working with children and believe that sustainable development begins with education. One of my future goals is to open my own kindergarten in Yerevan.
I attended WYSE ILP in 2010 and can say for sure, that it was the greatest experience of my life. WYSE is a "place" where I felt at home and met beautiful people. It is a space which allowed me to know more about myself and the world.
WYSE-ilp supported me to clarify my values and my current and future vision and mission. I learned a lot about how people from different nations can become united over really important issued. WYSE changed how I see, think, and act.
In the summer of 2013, I had the opportunity to be part of a life-changing journey where I was lucky to meet lots of wonderful individuals who now feel like family. The "International Leadership Program" was definitely a positive turning point in my life as it allowed me to connect more strongly with myself, explore new skills and be courageous by stepping out of my comfort zone.
In 2014, I participated in the International Leadership Program with WYSE and I would definitely say it was the best experience in my life. It’s where you get to move out of your comfort zone, try to understand yourself clearly and to explore your hidden values and skills. WYSE has given me the opportunity to believe in myself more, to stop doubting every single step I take and to never think of giving up something I want to achieve. I would love to recommend as many people as I can to join this program.
WYSE helped me to lead myself and develop a clear vision about my goals. WYSE also provided me with opportunity to meet very inspiring people who helped me discover my potential and understand how the small steps count.
I am a consultant in sustainable development, graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne (EPFL). At this moment, I am finishing my studies in diplomacy and negotiations at La sagesse and Paris Sud XI Universities. In addition, I am writing articles on sustainable development issues, in order to increase awareness concerning the ecological, social and economical problems.
I work with youth NGO's ... I am a dancer... publicity Actor...I volunteer...
In 2011, I participated in the "European Youth Leadership Programme – Taking Vision to Action". This programme enabled me to better discover my self, upgrade my leadership values and meet fantastic people from all over the world. I want to help spread the WYSE concept, values and spirit in my local and international community.
WYSE was a magical, unique experience where I met amazing friends from all around the world. I was able to connect further with my inner self, discover new goals and learn about leadership, diversity, different cultures, living peacefully and looking at the positive side of life. It encouraged me to pursue my goal of awareness raising and showed me different, creative and inspiring ways to do it. I am happy to help as many people as I can to participate in this incredible, life changing experience.
WYSE ILP was a turning point in my life and the light I’ve always been missing. It made me realize what I’m really capable of, look deeper into myself, and let me believe in myself again. It made me become aware of how important values are and made me identify my goals better.
WYSE was like a “school of life” captured in 12 days, which enabled me to become more aware of the world and feel more connected and responsible about my work and my studies.
I work at the American University of Beirut, and live in Beirut, Lebanon. I travelled to many countries. I belong to a world that has been altered and distorted; a world full of chaos, corruption, injustice and negativity. I belong to a world that needs to be changed.
In 2011, I discovered WYSE and took part in the "International Leadership Program". I discovered myself, revisited my senses, my values, my skills, and my goals. I changed the way I perceived life and the world. I strongly believe in WYSE values and knowledge, and I feel the need, urge, and desire to spread them to others.
In 2014, I enrolled in WYSE to improve myself. WYSE was one of the most incredible experiences that I have ever had in my life. I learned about different cultures and people and have gained a lot through the experiences I had with the other participants and staff. This experience has given taught me about myself, my values and strengths. It is a privilege and a new challenge to be a WYSE ambassador in my community.
WYSE was an outstanding experience. It greatly enhanced my self-awareness and made me realize the importance of leading myself first before leading others. As well as the crucial importance of surrounding myself with ambitious people, as they are the ones who will motivate me and lift me higher.
Jaime is an experienced educator now teaching at an international school in London. He has over 15 years of teaching practice in Colombia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. He was born in Colombia and has lived in London for the past three years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature and is a certified English-Spanish Translator for the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Jaime believes that the most important goal education must have is to make possible for all people to find their true vocation in life.