"Despite the negative media headlines attributed to the region, Arab youth retain a strong sense of hope for the future and are determined to achieve a better life for themselves and their families."
Through this short video clip, Your Middle East and Global Youth Service Day (#GYSD) explore the positive outcomes of the uprisings that have spread across the Middle East since 2011. Some of these youth start businesses of their own, while others return to their countries of birth for the first time in years. Watch them tell their stories.
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Global Youth Service Day celebrates and mobilizes the millions of young people who improve their communities each day of the year through service. Established in 1988, Global Youth Service Day is the largest service event in the world, and the only day of service dedicated to children and youth.
GYSD is celebrated each year in over 100 countries, with young people working together–and with schools, youth organizations, nonprofits, community and faith-based organizations, national service programs, government agencies, and adult mentors–to address the world’s most critical issues and change their communities.