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"Using what I’ve learnt from the TIE lectures, the youth entrepreneurship panel and the stimulus TechCrunch disrupt activity, I decided to start the GirlsforCS initiative to encourage more girls to study computer science."

"In fact, an important takeaway from these lectures is that, being able to ask and solve questions is important, but what’s more important is the ability to explain and communicate, because this is the only way knowledge can be spread & applied."

"Apart from supplying me with important knowledge, both historical and current, in the fields of politics, law, and economics, this program has also given me concrete skills such as speed reading, logical reasoning, debate, and presentation."

"I met students from places like Uganda, Mexico, San Francisco, Texas, Las Vegas, Kenya, Massachusetts, London, New York, Brazil, Mauritius, Boston and China."

"Sincere thanks go to YYGS administration committee which awarded me with a tremendous fully paid scholarship."

"YYGS encourages a thinking culture where everyone is there to enhance the experiences of others."

"I am not good at writing pieces of literature that bring tears to my readers eyes but I am good at being honest and what I have to say about my YYGS experience is nothing but that."

"I was amazed at how there had previously been such a tremendous disconnect for me between all these bits and pieces of information drawn from a multitude of classes."

3 things to "pack" for YYGS

"I have never felt so confident in my abilities and the power of my voice."

"Learning from renowned professors, interacting with incredibly talented instructors, being supported by all of the interns and other staff members, and bonding with other students both academically and socially was a truly unforgettable experience."

" It makes us reconsider some of our more provincial outlooks, and feeds those small, idealistic voices within us that truly believe in world peace, in humanity’s capacity to compromise."

"The long table across the room was like a miniature globe-- surrounded by individuals from all over the country, all around the world."

"The most powerful motivation to achieve my dream of US study is by far to be reunited with my YYGS companions."

"Each lecture would bring a new perspective to consider, a new side to issues that have become common in discussions about the international world."

"I smile as I live the questions now."

"It is humbling, and empowering at the same time. I’d love to do it all over again."

“Challenging, inspirational, and impactful”. These are the words that stand out in mind when I think of my YYGS experience.

"It has taken me a significant amount of time to inwardly reflect and pinpoint the change that YYGS prompted within me, and it is still difficult to explain exactly how that change has manifested since."

"It has taken me a significant amount of time to inwardly reflect and pinpoint the change that YYGS prompted within me, and it is still difficult to explain exactly how that change has manifested since."

"Why I started Bridge the Divide"