It’s now been a year since you came to New York and participated in the United Nations General Assembly where the 17 Sustainable Development Goals were adopted. How have the activities and events you participated in changed your life in any way?
The activities and events I participated in have helped in many ways e.g. I now know how to act as a leader and hope that one day I might take up a decision making position.
Did your experience in New York make you more aware of any particular important development issues and possible solutions that you weren’t aware of before?
The activities have broadened my thinking because previously, I limited my thinking just to community level issues but now I know that the government should be held to account.
What is the one thing you want your government to do to make life better for the children in your country?
Involve and increase child participation by inviting children from different parts of the country in decision-making and budget formulations.
Please describe some of the ways you would like to promote the Sustainable Development Goals in the future?
• Push the leaders to increase the fund and support to the health sector
• Increase the knowledge about the SDGs among the NGOs, government and the private sector.
• Support child participation during planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluating stages of all activities that affect them.
What advice you would like to give to other children / youth delegates who will be travelling to New York for the United Nations General Assembly this year?
They should make sure they talk about their views and problems they have faced in their countries in order to start finding solutions, they also should make sure they speak on behalf of other children.