From January 9 to January 18, the International Brain Education Association (IBREA) carried out its first World Youth Leadership (WYL) program. Twelve participants from different corners of the US, South Korea, Liberia, and the Philippines took part. The first part of the program was held at the UN Headquarters in New York City for 6 days, where participants joined in lectures and interactive presentations by representatives from UN agencies, UN country Missions, and UN-accredited NGOs. A 4-day intensive Brain Education training followed at Honor’s Haven, a Brain Education training facility in Ellenville, New York.
The goal of the program was for participants to understand and be able to carry out IBREA’s global work and vision to bring health, happiness, and peace to the earth through raising awareness of the great potential of the human brain in the UN forum and in many countries around the world. After the 10-day program, these enthusiastic young people became candidates to join the IBREA team in field projects in the Philippines, Liberia, and El Salvador in 2012.
Following the success of this first WYL program, IBREA will have a summer (May) and a winter (January) WYL program each year.