30 students from different countries around the world are participating for the first time in the debates, workshops and sessions at the WISE Summit in Doha, Qatar.
Ronel Lefranc, an agronomy student from Haiti, said: “I hope that this summit which has brought so many education experts together from all over the world, can produce concrete practical ideas for radical change in the field of education worldwide.”
For today’s young people technology is an integral part of education. Fei Chen, an educational technology student from China, said: “We’re really working to find inovative ways of use new technologies in our everyday studies and lives, to encourage students to be a motived as well as engaged learners.”
The students here would like to create a global network for students in order to share ideas and best practices. Mohamed Farag, an electronic engineering student from Egypt, said: “We interview delegates in the summit – we do video interviews and we put them in our blog posts. So, it’s not really very professional but we try to do our best to get as much information from the interviewer, what kind of ventures are they in and what is the sucess recipe for their venture.”
Many of these students see themselves as future leaders, eager to take on the world and make it a better place for everyone.