One Young World - My visit to Johannesburg
Welcome to the Arctic Ride 2014 blog. In May/June of 2014 I'll be riding my motorbike 6,000 miles in 3 weeks to the Arctic Circle and back to raise money for brain-injury charity Cerebra, and to raise awareness for brain-injuries and disability rights in general.
|The Suzuki I will take to the Arctic in 2014|
|The man himself, Robbie|
Right... you want to know about what One Young World is right? One Young World is a not-for-profit organization which provides opportunities for young adults to join in a global network of socially committed individuals with leadership potential. Its primary activity is an annual One Young World Summit which is what I attended in Johannesburg at the start of this month. The idea of the summit is to bring together over 1300 young leaders from varying companies, organisations, and governments from 190 countries to discuss world issue and start taking tangible action. I was lucky enough to be nominated by my company HP who paid my way and flew me out to the South Africa. I was also very proud to be selected to be the flag bearer for the United Kingdom the opening ceremony (check out the video of that here).
|Me handing the Union Jack to Richard Branson at the opening ceremony,|
|Hanging out with Roberto|
|Doing an interview with Gabon's national TV station|
That's it for this week folks. Please connect with me for any questions or comments you have about my trip or the One Young World event!
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Also you can donate to my ride at my Virgin Giving site. I've had no donations since August so even a small one this week will keep my head up!