An outstanding student with a passion for astronomy and environmental activism, Yusuf Ahmed has been chosen to represent The Maldives at the Youth Leadership Summer Course in China. In this interview with the Romanian element of M.I.C., Ioana, he talks about YLSC China, the problem of young people’s lack of involvement in agricultural labor, and the threat that global warming and rising ocean levels pose for the future of The Maldives.
Yusuf concludes by reasserting the importance of youth becoming agents of change and taking an active interest in their responsibility towards their country. When asked what this responsibility means to him, he simply says it is “to make the place better for everyone around. To make it a good place to live in.”
And yes, we think it is indeed that simple.