Sarah to represent Ireland at One Young World event

Anne Campbell

Published 19/07/2014 | 12:00

Sarah Boyle

A YOUNG Carlingford woman will represent Ireland at the One Young World Youth Summit which is being held in Dublin this October.

Sarah Boyle will be one of 1,500 young people from 190 countries in Dublin at the event. One Young World was founded in 2009 and is a British not-for-profit organisation that gathers together the brightest young people from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections to create positive change.

They stage an annual summit where the most valuable young talent from global and national companies, NGOs, universities and other forward-thinking organisations are joined by world leaders, acting as the One Young World counsellors.

Sarah, a 21-year-old student of music in Trinity College has been involved in leadership work both at home and in Trinity College.

She said: 'I am a class representative at college and run a homework club in an inner city school with primary school children twice a week. I'm heavily involved with the Vincent de Paul society at college and I am also Cooley U12 girls football coach as well as a youth leader in my local youth club.

'I came across the programme by accident on the Late Late Show and my aunt suggested I should enter. I applied and forgot about it until I received an email saying that my application was successful and that I have been chosen to represent Ireland.'

At the summit, delegates debate, formulate, and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues the world faces.

Sarah said: 'On a personal level, I have always wanted to help people, as that is ultimately what gratifies me.'

At past summits delegates were joined by a line-up that included Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Bob Geldof, Kofi Annan, Richard Branson, Professor Muhammad Yunus, Jamie Oliver, Jack Dorsey and Arianna Huffington. This year Ellen McArthur will be one of many speaking in Dublin.

Sarah is also looking for sponsorship. She said: 'If I am to represent Ireland, I have to pay a delegate fee which I am finding very hard finding sponsorship for. It would be fantastic to get sponsorship, and the event would obviously be great publicity for whoever sponsored me.'

If you are interested in helping Sarah with sponsorship, email her at boylesa@tcd.ie.

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