Delegate Spotlight: Bahara Yazdani

Bahara is a student at the University of the Pacific where she's the Vice President of the Afghan Orphan Relief. Read on to find out more about Bahara, why she's attending MCC2014, and how you can join the movement.

Afghan Orphan Relief (AOR)'s mission is to introduce self-sustainable projects that will ultimately demolish poverty to not only orphans but also the people of Afghanistan. They have established AOR as a non profit organization at the University of the Pacific. As a student organization, they have raised funds for the unfortunate orphans of Afghanistan. AOR has also partnered with other student organizations on campus to raise funds through charity banquets. AOR has raised over $18,000 in collaboration with Islamic Relief for the orphans of Somalia in 2012. AOR also creates handmade dolls garnished with traditional Afghan clothing as an incentive for donors. Ove the past year, AOR has continued to actively reach out and connect to the orphanages in Afghanistan to study the statistics that would hep out in AOR's future endeavors. AOR continues to complete short term projects to help Afghan orphans such as collecting school supplies from America and shipping them to Afghanistan to better support them in excelling school and int heir academic literacy in general.

On why Bahara will be attending MCC2014: "Growing up in war and poverty in a third world country, I always wondered what the world be/look like if there was no poverty at all or less at least. The reason I am very passionate to attend the MCC2014 is to learn more about what are some poverty-related-challenges we as students face, what can we do to contribute our part to decreasing poverty around the world, especially in third world countries. By attending MCC2014, I hope to gain more knowledge on better understanding the issue of poverty around the world and the impact of it on girls, as well as what has education contributed to decrease the percentage of poverty around the globe. I believe the MCC2014 will bring together the like minded youth and empower them to come as one and offer full commitment to bring about change to make this planet a better place for the human race. Doing so by giving education access to the new generation which is a self-sustaining knowledge and will by itself be able to fight poverty among people."

Bahara, as well as many other student leaders from across the globe, will be joining us this October 10-12th, 2014 at the 6th Annual Millennium Campus Conference. There, they and other students will be exchanging ideas and talking about how to achieve the UN Millennium Goals. in addition, everyone will be able to attend keynote speeches by influential global leaders such as Nicholas KristofDr. Paul Farmer, among others. Apply now!