Hana Dawruk is a youth movement created by a small group of 20 something year olds in Doha, Qatar. The group is made up of a mix bag of people from different genders, backgrounds and careers or study paths. So what do we all have in common? We believe that it’s up to us (yup, that includes you too), to make a change in the world.
It might sound cheesy but it’s true. Through information and communication technology (ICT), we can do a lot for others who may be less fortunate than us. But we can’t do it alone.
How did we get started?
In early June, a group of eight ictQatar employees were asked to attend the BYND 2015 summit taking place in Costa Rica in September 9th- 11th, 2013.
Our group of eight has since grown to include youth from Qatar University, Qatar Foundation, and Silatech.
BYND 2015 is a platform for young people to ensure their inclusion in the most important decisions of the 21st Century. The Global Youth Summit: BYND 2015 will assemble young people from all corners of the globe with a view to highlighting their priorities and capturing their combined voice in crucial national and international policy and decision making processes.
Pay it forward
As you can imagine we’re excited to be heading to BYND 2015 but this has become more than just summit, it’s a movement to create change using ICT.
I recently heard of the term “pay it forward”. If you haven’t heard of it before, initially it’s about giving back to people. Coming from a blessed lifestyle, it’s now our turn to pay it forward.
How to be part of movement
Visit the BYND 2015 website to learn more about the different categories that you can contribute to.
If you have a great idea how ICT can make a difference, you can tweet/email/instagram or send us a blog post, or vlog (don’t feel like writing a blog? Easy send us a video of yourself explaining your idea) and we can work together to bring it to life (easy!).
Find us on Twitter at @HanaDawruk for regular updates.
p.s. Wishing you all Eid Mubarak!