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    Weʼve raised £1,340 to fund a trip to the UN HQ in New York to participate and speak at the 2020 Change the World Summit.

    Edinburgh, NYC
    Funded on Friday, 1st January 2021

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    We are living in the midst of International and Political revolution: From Greta to Johnston, Britain to China, people want change. Never has it been more crucial to study the world and the connections within it. Up until a few months ago, shaking hands with a former President was completely out of my prospect - this March I will have that opportunity.

    I’m Jacob Horsburgh, an 18 year old sixth year student at the Edinburgh Steiner School, hoping to study International Relations next year. I have always had a passion for politics and ‘the way things work’. In March I will be traveling to the United Nations HQ for a Youth Summit (Change the World) along with a ‘mock UN’ - this is not only a chance for me to actively participate in decision making, meet world leaders and activists but also represent the views of young people. Thanks to the likes of Greta Thunberg and other youth activists, the leaders of the world are starting to realise that us young people should have a voice as we are the ones who will shape the future - hence opportunities like this are so crucial.

    The total cost of this summit is expected to be somewhere in the region of £2,200, however I have been awarded with a diplomatic scholarship of $500. The costs are to cover flights to London to participate in training sessions and a debrief after the summit, flights to New York for the summit in late March, a weeks accommodation there, living expenses, food, travel and more.

    I want to use this opportunity as a way of mutual discussion regarding issues that effect young people in the world we live in - I will be debating issues such as: feminism, globalisation, climate change and human trafficking. I furthermore wish to use this as a stepping stone, helping me to get a feel for what it is like to work in politics and giving me experience in such an international setting to bring into university next year.

    Thank you! Jacob



    • Jacob  Horsbugh4 years ago
      Jacob  Horsbugh

      Jacob Horsbugh

      4 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      HUGE THANKS to all who have donated thus far, never in a million year did I think that I would have over £1,100 this quickly!

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    • Michele Goldie

      Michele Goldie

      Feb 29, 2020

      all the best, you'll love NY


    • Snoddy


      Feb 12, 2020

      Good luck Jake. What an amazing opportunity. Well deserved. Hope you have a fantastic time. Best wishes, Mark and Sara Snodgrass


    • Anonymous


      Feb 11, 2020

      Great stuff Jake! Very impressive!


    • The Vos Family

      The Vos Family

      Feb 6, 2020

      You shone bright from the very first time we met you, Jake! Safe travels on this wonderful adventure and incredible opportunity. Much love from the Vos Family x

    • Simon Vickers

      Simon Vickers

      Feb 4, 2020

      A great opportunity. I'm sure it will be fascinating. I hope you'll get the chance to tell the younger children at the school about it on your return, and I hope to be there.Best wishes


    • The Powell’s

      The Powell’s

      Feb 4, 2020

      What an amazing opportunity in a fantastic city. Well done for being selected.


    • The Crowes

      The Crowes

      Feb 2, 2020

      Well done Jake!


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