Welcoming Neeti, WYA India’s New Chapter President!

With hundreds of members across the country, WYA India has a new leader ready to steer its ship. World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific is proud to introduce the country chapter’s new President, Neeti Mahajan! Neeti has been a WYA Certified Member since October 2020. In her past two years of being active in the organization, […]

Welcoming Sofia Piecuch, WYA Foundation Director of Advocacy

WYA warmly welcomes our new Director of Advocacy, Sofia Piecuch.   Sofia holds a Master of Global Affairs degree from the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, where she specialized in refugee and migration policy, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies from Saint Mary’s College. Before […]

Insider Info: How to Score the Best Internship

[su_tabs active=”5″][su_tab title=”English“] The WYA Internship Program didn’t earn its reputation as the #BestInternship for nothing.  Currently offered in person or online (depending on the regional office), the WYA internship provides members the opportunity to gain professional skills while living out WYA’s core ideas. Projects are designed to enhance each student’s specific academic background and interests. […]

I Am Not Defined By My Passport

“I saw my seatmate again as I passed through the security again. She had arrived at the bag check before me, and yet I was through and heading along to our connecting flight long before they brought her back from being privately questioned. I felt like lingering, waiting for her, just to make sure she […]

Know When to Stop

“Leisure is only possible when we are at one with ourselves” – Josef Piper Have you ever felt overwhelmed by work or felt too creatively burnout to the point that no more ideas come to mind? I have. In the midst of work, when creativity is needed, I sometimes run out of ideas. No matter […]

Personal Reflections on Assisted Suicide & Euthanasia

The topic of euthanasia sits at the nexus of medical science, ethics, morality and human rights. As an advocate against any form of active euthanasia due to my religious beliefs, I have always found it difficult to explain my position to secularists as to why I oppose the practice. The arguments made in favour of […]

I Am Worthy and So Are You

This is my story at a critical juncture of my life. Looking back at my 25 years on this planet as a person, a daughter, a friend, a student, a team player, a leader, an introvert, a traveler, a teacher, a postgraduate, and now an unemployed youth who doesn’t know what to do next, I […]

Death By the Hands of Another is Not the Answer

         We all make mistakes; That’s what makes us human. And it is our inherent and inviolable dignity that enables us to flourish, in spite of our fallen humanity. Taking someone else’s life as a price for an error will not serve as a cure to creating a better society nor can […]

Human Life Should Not Be Discarded At Will

How can one justify punishment? Whenever I experienced punishment from my parents, I always understood it as a lesson for my mistake. It taught me not to commit my mistake again, and made me strive to do better. Whenever I was given time to reflect on what I had done, I was encouraged to improve […]

Two Wrongs Don’t Make One Right

          Recently, conversations have resurfaced regarding the reimposition of the death penalty in the Philippines. I’m not the most politically engaged person, nor am I a math expert, but I do know that justice isn’t served by putting two wrongs together to make one right. When it comes to criminal acts […]