A group of 30 talented young leaders from across Manchester were granted scholarships earlier this year to attend the prestigious One Young World global summit which is being held this week for the very first time in Manchester.

Each of the young Mancunian leaders was hand-picked for a free scholarship place at the summit after submitting applications detailing their commitment to making a positive impact on their communities, and demonstrating how they are doing the best they can within their own individual circumstances, to improve the lives of others in their particular field of interest or expertise.

One Young World’s annual summit convenes the brightest young talent from every country and sector. Each year the summit runs a number of scholarship programmes which provide funding for young leaders from across the globe to attend the summit who may not otherwise be able to.

The summit’s annual scholarship programme means that the best and brightest young leaders from around the world are able to attend the summit, which is held in a different country every year, entirely free from beginning to end regardless of their financial circumstances.

Amongst those who were awarded scholarships this year was Inara Andre, a former Youth Parliament Member for Manchester, along with other young leaders who are all actively involved in making Manchester a better place for the future generations.

Councillor Bev Craig, Leader of Manchester City Council, said:  “It was an honour to attend the One Young World Summit and meet up with such a talented and inspiring group of young leaders from Manchester who I know are going to go on and make their mark not just on Manchester but on the world.

“We’ve dedicated this year in Manchester to our children and young people, and not only are these young leaders brilliant role models for every young person coming up behind them wherever in the world that might be, they are also amazing ambassadors for our city.  It’s clear that Manchester’s future is in very safe hands.”