By Vesa Baraku
When first I joined OWYP I knew that this was group full of motivated young people that had plans to change education patterns in our country. There is so much room for Kosovo’s education system to adapt to modern realities, and OWYP provides opportunities for university students like me to play a role in this.
It’s been almost a year since I signed up for OWYP, and it is still one of my greatest experiences. I find the program to be very helpful not only for me but for the whole young generation of Kosovo, because it gives them the chance to be partner with another classroom in another country for the first time, so they learned many things about them about their friends in Washington D.C., and vise versa.
While facilitating the lessons, especially the lessons that relate to culture and while comparing their culture with their peers in D.C., they found out that we were not so different from each other; we have a lot of thoughts in common.
The cultural exchange encourages students to see and analyze the world in different point of views that result in the conclusion that we as students have the tools to create social change.
I hope that One World Youth Project one day will be expanded all over Kosovo, so in this way we will start changing the face of education to give all students the opportunity to be interconnected with the globalized world.