HDC in Paraguay: Program Popularity Beats Pandemic

Roció Valdez lives in a small town in Paraguay. There are five schools in the town, and she approached each one to tell them about the Human Dignity Curriculum (HDC). Of these, one gave her permission to present the HDC to the Director of the School and its teachers. She received permission to teach the […]

WYA Africa Welcomes the Adoption of the Kenya National Family Policy

The World Youth Alliance welcomes the adoption of the Kenya National Family Policy. Our WYA Africa team played a pivotal role, in collaboration with the Kenya Christian Professionals Forum (KCPF) consortium, to include language in the areas of Parenting, Family Safety and Security, Media and Technology, and The Environment. Among noteworthy contributions, the organization takes […]

WYA Croatia and WYA Europe host the 3rd International Summer School on Bioethics and Human Rights

“Attending the WYA summer school was an incredible experience. I learned about human dignity, gained valuable skills, and connected with like-minded individuals. Young people should attend to grow, advocate for human rights, and make a positive impact”. –Rosanna Salvador, ISSBHR participant from Spain Early August 7th, 40 WYA members gathered in Šibenik, Croatia, to depart […]

WYA welcomes 1,031 members at the 2023 World Youth Day

World Youth Alliance (WYA) staff and members attended the 2023 World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal, held from August 1-6, 2023. The event recorded an attendance of over 1.5 million individuals from over 140 countries. It included a youth festival, a series of exhibitions and seminars, cultural events, and religious gatherings with Pope Francis. The […]

WYA Asia Pacific Hosts International Summer Camp in the Philippines

“Dignity gives the human person meaning in life. Without dignity, what is the meaning in life?” Aaron Halpine, an ISC Participant from Canada, shared. World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific (WYAAP) wrapped up its first-ever International Summer Camp (ISC) on July 15th, 2023 in Iloilo, Philippines.  WYA members gathered in the Philippines on July 9th for […]

WYA Europe Down Syndrome Event Wins European Citizen’s Prize Award

This past June, the Chancellery of the European Citizen’s Prize (ECP) awarded WYA Europe’s (WYAE) project, “Social Integration of Individuals with Trisomy 21 in European Society,” the European Citizen’s Prize Award for the year 2023 for the country of Belgium. The European Citizen’s Prize is an award given to those organizations that “contribute to European […]

WYA Leaders Discuss Foreign Aid and Coercive Policies in 20th ISF

“We want a better world, and so we need to propose real solutions. This is where the work of WYA is so important. You’re never too small to speak up. Somebody has to,” said Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, former Ambassador to the United Nations in New York and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saint Lucia, at […]

WYANA Regional Director Addresses Students at Thomas Aquinas College

April 9, 2021, Thomas Aquinas College, Massachusetts – On April 9, WYA North America Regional Director Siobhan Heekin-Canedy visited her alma mater and shared some career advice with current students. Siobhan graduated from Thomas Aquinas College’s Santa Paula, California campus in 2018, but since then, the college has opened a second campus in Northfield, Massachusetts, […]

WYA North America: Meet our Batch 1 2021 Interns

  Teddy-Ann Quamina, WYANA’s new program management intern, is a university student in Trinidad and Tobago pursuing a degree in International and Sustainable Business. In 2020, she signed the WYA Charter and became one of the first certified members of the WYA Trinidad and Tobago Chapter. Teddy continues to be involved in her local WYA […]

Introducing Ina Delić, WYA’s new Southeast Europe Director

WYA warmly welcomes the new Director for WYA Southeast Europe, Ina Delić. Born and raised in Osijek, Croatia, Ina holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and is currently in the process of obtaining her Master’s Degree in Social Policy. She joined WYA by attending WYA’s Certified Training Program in Croatia in 2015. Since then, […]