YOUTH SPEAKERS

The 2nd Wadah Global Gathering was graced by youths from Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Nepal, and the Philippines who shared with the audience their graphic tales and heart-rending aspirations.

 

DREAMERS FROM AFAR

Youths may come from far-flung areas and villages, mountains and/or hilltops but they too have wishes and dreams in life. Their being far from the city does not hinder them from making their dreams and striving to realize them. They are our DREAMERS FROM AFAR.

L-R: Ngawang Rabsel, Yangchen Tshogyal, Ricajane Molina, Rosita Fitriani, Anie Djojohadikusumo, Kinley Zangmo, Sonam Pem, Divine Solis, Hashim Djojohadikusumo, Tenzin Dorji, Jelane Torrejos, France Wibowo

L-R: Ngawang Rabsel, Yangchen Tshogyal, Ricajane Molina, Rosita Fitriani, Anie Djojohadikusumo, Kinley Zangmo, Sonam Pem, Divine Solis, Hashim Djojohadikusumo, Tenzin Dorji, Jelane Torrejos, France Wibowo

+ tarayana foundation

Kinley Zangmo

Ngawang Rabsel Wangchuk

Tshering Tenzin Dorji

Yangchen Tshogyal

+ Raise a village

Divine Solis

Jelane Torrejos

Ricajane Molina

+ Wadah Foundation

France Wibowo

Rosita Nur Fitriani


JEWELS OF THE BUSTLING CITIES

For precious stones to be fully appreciated, it should first undergo a long process i.e., sawing, grinding, polishing, drilling and tumbling to bring out its luster, true color and beauty, otherwise, without undergoing such process, they would just be ordinary stones. People are no different. Challenges, difficulties, tribulations and even failures bring out the best in man. Youths from the slums, scavengers, children from very poor families, urban poor and even the abandoned ones are like being smelted to bring out the best in them. Those hardships are their fuel and fire that make them strongwilled, determined and unrelenting. They are our JEWELS OF THE BUSTLING CITIES.

L-R: Hashim Djojohadikusumo, Ivy Prematasari, Zhenkie Joy Tubianosa, Jeriemay Cuevas, Harnin "KB" Manalaysay, Anie Djojohadikusumo, Cris "Kesz" Valdez, Inka Andiani, Zafriah Nur Amalla, Efren Peñaflorida, Tracy Trinita

L-R: Hashim Djojohadikusumo, Ivy Prematasari, Zhenkie Joy Tubianosa, Jeriemay Cuevas, Harnin "KB" Manalaysay, Anie Djojohadikusumo, Cris "Kesz" Valdez, Inka Andiani, Zafriah Nur Amalla, Efren Peñaflorida, Tracy Trinita

+ Championing Community Children

Cris "Kesz" Valdez

Jeriemay Cuevas

Zhenkie Joy Tubianosa

+ Wadah Foundation

Inka Andiani

Zafriah Nur Amalla


FROM NOWHERE TO SOMEWHERE

Some youths may have grown without knowing who their parents were or have suffered traumatic experiences at a very young age brought about by the atrocities of wars and tribal conflicts that they suffered in their villages or countries. But they know that they also have to live normal lives. They too have stories to tell, they also have voices that must be heard. They are our youths FROM NOWHERE TO SOMEWHERE.

L-R: Mary Beth Lopresti, Karina De Vega, Daniel Kawalo, Cahya Ningrum, Fridolin Djorebe, Hashim Djojohadikusumo, Kezia Amanda, Devi Kusumawati, Robin Lim, Dr. Sima Samar, Mariam Samar, Anie Djojohadikusumo, Farzana Samar, Mohammad Ali Navid, Amin Nawid, Margaret Connor

L-R: Mary Beth Lopresti, Karina De Vega, Daniel Kawalo, Cahya Ningrum, Fridolin Djorebe, Hashim Djojohadikusumo, Kezia Amanda, Devi Kusumawati, Robin Lim, Dr. Sima Samar, Mariam Samar, Anie Djojohadikusumo, Farzana Samar, Mohammad Ali Navid, Amin Nawid, Margaret Connor

+ Shuhada Organization

Amin Nawid

Mohammad Ali Navid

Mariam Samar

Farzana Samar

+ Gita Eklesia Foundation

Fridolin Djorebe

Daniel Kawalo

Devi Kusumawati

Kezia Amanda

Cahya Ningrum


ABANDONED NO MORE

Some youths and children were left out in the streets to beg for alms, search for food and substinence, and some abandoned at someone else's doorstep but they too need love, care and affection. They also have to live with dignity. They also have talents and future. They too must survive. Through the caring hearts and hands of people who not only think about themselves have given shelter and hope to these youths. Thus, they are ABANDONED NO MORE.

L-R: Pooja Udayan, Emeline Cruz, Joan Fulton, Roberto Carlos Paru, Agelyn Solis, Joimie Dacles, Hashim Djojohadikusumo, Anie Djojohadikusumo, Nelyn Hatol, Muskan, Sheetal Pal, Pushpa Basnet, Yuliana Lombo

L-R: Pooja Udayan, Emeline Cruz, Joan Fulton, Roberto Carlos Paru, Agelyn Solis, Joimie Dacles, Hashim Djojohadikusumo, Anie Djojohadikusumo, Nelyn Hatol, Muskan, Sheetal Pal, Pushpa Basnet, Yuliana Lombo

+ SOS Children's Village

Roberto Carlos Paru

+ Tuloy Foundation

Agelyn Solis

Joimie Dacles

Nelyn Hatol

+ Udayan Care

Sheetal Pal

Muskan


VICTORS TRUE & THROUGH

From the claws of darkness, unassuming preys for soulless evils, and some afflicted by incurable illnesses, some of them have become victims of such heinous crimes yet they were able to rise up and keep back on track. They now continue to live with their hopes aflame, thanks to the heroic deeds of wingless angels who have provided them sanctuary when their lives were at an ebb, nurtured them to become what they are right now. From being hapless and helpless victims, they are now VICTORS TRUE AND THROUGH.

L-R: Fr. Ned Bisu, Babli Kalha, Hashim Djojohadikusumo, Madhu Regmi, Nukul Gurung Singh, Puja Pariyar, Anie Djojohadikusumo, Yubraj Pokhrel, Chetna Nagpal, Muskan, Anuradha Koirala, Anshu Kumari, Bishwo Ram Khadka

L-R: Fr. Ned Bisu, Babli Kalha, Hashim Djojohadikusumo, Madhu Regmi, Nukul Gurung Singh, Puja Pariyar, Anie Djojohadikusumo, Yubraj Pokhrel, Chetna Nagpal, Muskan, Anuradha Koirala, Anshu Kumari, Bishwo Ram Khadka

+ Maiti Nepal

Puja Pariyar

Yubraj Pokhrel

Madhu Regmi

+ Saksham

Chetna Nagpal

Muskan