Our founder Mr. Rohana K Amarakoon was attended to “Commonwealth Youth Summit” happened on 3 – 5 November 2017 in Malaysia. He was invited by CYC to attend this CYS 2017 event as a social entrepreneur who is below age 30.
During the summit he was participated several meetings and programs which discussed about the youth matters, sustainable development, sustainable future, SDG implementation, renewable energy, green energy, green cities, green living, smart cities, energy crisis, quality education and access to education. Lot’s of thoughts shared during the summit and lot of new initiatives started due to those discussions. One of the initiatives founded by Mr. Rohana was “I am Carbon Negative” which focus on reduction of carbon emmission to the environment through refeuse, reuse and recycle concept.
Mr. Rohana was lucky enough to meet Royal Highness Prince Charles, Price of Wales and discuss about sustainable future through renewable energy and eco friendly natural resource consumption. Prince was requested all the delegates in the table to attend Commonwealth Youth Forum 2018 in London too.
Also during the CYS 2017, Mr. Rohana was able to meet Mrs. Jambo, deputy secretary general of the Commonwealth .
Mr. Rohana was able to be a part of imerging youth leaders in Commonwealth Countries and carry on the social and community service not only in Sri Lanka. But also expand that in to global context with the help of new connections he made during the CYS 2017.