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During the programme, I was able to meet so many beautiful people with such beautiful minds. To be taken out of my usual environment simply made me stronger as a person and allowed me to appreciate different cultures in a new light.
The highlight of the experience for me would have to be when we were put into groups to create a project. We were all from different countries and all had different ideas on what we wanted to see done. We realized that being a leader sometimes means acknowledging your way is not always the best way. When a person unlocks something so small but yet so big you feel that you can take on the world!
Since my amazing experience in Scotland, I have gone on to become the CARICOM Youth Ambassador for my country as well as an executive board member for the National Society of Leadership and Success, the College of the Bahamas Chapter. Developing my Cultural Intelligence has opened so many doors. If I had the chance I would do it over, and over and over again and urge the young people of the Commonwealth to take advantage of this opportunity as it is life changing!
Khadijah Young attended the Common Purpose 33Fifty programme for young leaders from across the Commonwealth.