As we race towards January 1 2018, it seems like the right time to reflect on what has been another incredible year at Restless Development.
The word ‘Youthquake’ may be nonsense (we’ve never used it before either), but young people have done a lot this year. They have been making change, delivering impact and holding leaders to account across communities, parliaments and at the UN.
There has been so much to celebrate across our global agency this year, thanks to all the inspiring young people who have devoted time and energy to creating positive change around the world in the last 12 months.
In order to develop the full picture of what’s happened, we asked our global network of young people to pick their favourite moment of their Restless year and share it with us on social media using #MyRestless2017.
Those highlights, along with a few of our own, are posted below for you to enjoy!
Thank you for sharing your incredible moments and remember to keep sharing your stories using #MyRestless2017.
Read Sian’s story here. Find out about Lewis’ new campaign here. Lauren had this to say about creating peace, while Usaama volunteered in Greece and Maryam spoke out about life as a young Muslim in the UK.
Yes, a lot happened this year. If this is what we achieved in 2017, just imagine what we can achieve in 2018. Let’s do this.
Written by Ciaran Sneddon, who sits in the UK comms team at Restless Development. Thanks to everyone who sent in their ideas for highlights of the year!