Friendship Ambassadors Foundation was a unique experience for me. I worked as a Project Co-ordinator of the Youth Assembly that took place in August 2011. Around 1000 youth from 40 different countries of the world participated in the Youth Assembly. A leadership role put me in touch with real-time organizational ability and helped me touch base with many youth from around the world - the important thing being these bonds still carried further no matter where we ended up living in the globe. I place my heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Patrick S, Ms. Yin-Chu, Victor and Yanyu and the team of youth, including Mr. Ahmed Alhendawi (first ever envoy of Youth at the UN) who participated whole-heartedly in the Youth Assembly. I owe FAF for this terrific platform and a life-time opportunity. May the good work continue with increasing vigor each year.
Friendship Ambassadors Foundation is a wonderful organization that seeks to empower and involve youths in 21st century global conversations. I had the privilege of interning at the nonprofit organization. I was amazed at the level of professionalism yet humility each staff member demonstrated. Through my internship, I learned how to maneuver in an office setting and learned how to be myself with my peers. And having the support of my supervisors, made the experience very relaxful and enjoyable. I especially enjoyed the surprise lunches, holiday presents and the events FAF organized. I am truly blessed to have had this office, the headquarters of the United Nations Youth Assembly as my first place of work, I wouldn't have had it any other way.
FAF has brought together some of the brightest minds at the UN, and the supporters alike for a good cause.
Through FAF, I have had the opportunity to come across people that are transforming lives of millions through their organizations, non-profits, research, start-ups and social ventures. The annual Youth Assembly brings together hundreds of young aspiring leaders from all over the world that look up to joining forces with the United Nations to addressing some of our world's pressing issues. This establishment has paved way for hundreds of youth to actualize their dream at the GA hall, where a conglomeration of world leaders are set to address the YA. This experience is priceless to many, and many have gone ahead to sit in panels to talk to the young budding youngsters that come in for the YA in future years. I, myself have gone from a fellow at the YA to a panelist, which gave me an opportunity to address 600 young leaders.
This experience has channeled many people towards me, and I would like to thank FAF for serving me this platform. An excellent organization that is dedicated to bring people together for a good cause.
Incredible organization! It it hands-down the best way to get to know the United Nations system . I interacted with FAF first as a delegate, and later on staff. I can honestly say both experiences have been incredibly rewarding and looking back I can't think of anything I would have rather done instead.
Participated YA summer 2010 edition and had excellent experience from entire event. Well planned event framework such as main program, activities et al. Staff was extremely easy to approach and everything seemed professionally organized. I've experienced YA as professionally orientated event with solid offering in various up-to-date topics.
I highly recommend working with FAF, especially for any students who are interested in international relations, education, and social justice. The Youth Assembly at the UN will expose young professionals to the pertinent topics in the realm of international relations today, and will inspire them to think about their own passions and how they can make a difference. FAF also has many other initiatives that help expose students and other young professionals to international relations and cultural immersion. As an intern who worked here for a summer, I gained many skills that I still use to this day!
FAF is a fantastic organisation which has organised multiple trips, events and cultural exchanges that I have been very lucky to have been a part of and I cannot wait for the next opportunity I get to experience the amazing programs and opportunities they have to offer.
I used to work for this amazing non profit and it has provided me with skills that will help me for the rest of my life. Not only has it helped me, but I've seen the incredible impact it's made on today's youth. They inspire young adults and show them that making a difference in this world is a truly attainable goal.
I worked for FAF as a summer intern in 2014 in preparation for the Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations. It was an incredible experience. The supervisors created a welcome environment in which the interns and staffers were free to collaborate and share ideas and tasks. The actual YA itself was an amazingly fulfilling experience, and I have gained skills from working at FAF that I have transferred to other aspects of my life and career. I cannot say enough good things about the team at FAF!