Youth for SDG 6 hosted their first youth orientation workshop in Rangpur, recently. The event brought together a talented and diverse group of around 80 young people from educational institutes across the district for a comprehensive orientation on ‘Water, Sanitation and Hygiene’ (WASH), campaigns, leadership and networking.
The two-day workshop helped participants brainstorm innovative campaign ideas, develop campaign plans, map challenges and solutions, and explore their role as catalyst to bring change and realise SDG 6 targets. After the workshops, the participants were inspired to invite other youths from their institutions. They are expected to initialise campaigns and connect to local communities to help achieve SDG 6 through grassroots action.
Youth for SDG was launched in July 2019 by WaterAid, aiming to connect young people, build their capacity and ensure their role in Sustainable Development Goal 6, ‘Clean water and sanitation’. This initiative enabled them to engage in discussions, find solutions for problems related to WASH in their communities.
WaterAid is the secretariat of Youth for SDG 6 platform. It is supported by a team of reputed and highly experienced professional advisory panel members from diverse backgrounds who strategically directs the platform. Two panel members are Syed Habib Anwar Pasha, Chairman and Assistant Professor of Eastern University and Sajid Amit, Country Director of Water.org and Director of MBA Programme ULAB. The panel members facilitated sessions at the workshop on leadership and campaigns.
As the secretariat of the platform, WaterAid believes that Youth for SDG 6 has the potential to revolutionise the way youth can contribute to the development, peace and stability in their communities, while developing valuable skills that will stay with them for a lifetime.