More importantly, how do we inspire the young people today to believe that such change is possible, within their grasp and to get started?
World Merit Day 2014 will see education activist Malala Yousafzai headline an impressive line-up at the ‘What Matters?’ conference and music concert in Liverpool. The event will challenge young people to think about what is important to their generation, to take action via the World Merit platform and ethos to take the initiative to make their own communities better places to live, learn and achieve their potential.
I’m not exactly considered young these days (apart from a severe childlike streak of humour), so check out the video below from people who have a few more years ahead of them than I do to create change locally and globally.
Other headline speakers already include Katie Piper (TV presenter & philanthropist), Lord Hastings (Chairman of CSR at KPMG), and Jack Healey (former Director of Amnesty International).
Make sure you get to Liverpool on the 24th July to experience what is guaranteed to be an amazing opportunity to learn from and meet incredibly inspirational, knowledgeable and energising similar minds.
For updates on new speakers and latest news keep an eye on @WorldMeritHQ on Twitter.