Updated: Aug 21
ANANDA, a Chinese youth-led organization, hosted the International Exchange Live Seminar on Adolescents Health in support of the 1.8 Billion Young People for Change Campaign. One of the first of its kind. This national event, held on April 19th, 2023, aimed to prioritize adolescent well-being and raise awareness about the significance of their physical and mental health. Drawing inspiration from the WHO's Global Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents (AA-HA!) framework, the seminar featured pre-recorded videos of esteemed guest speakers, including Steven WU, Dong ZHAO, Tong ZHOU, Wei DONG, Shaoliang WEI, and Bill ZHOU, and live sessions and online interactions that emphasized the importance of prioritizing adolescent well-being.
The event successfully captured the attention of a diverse audience, including youth, educators, healthcare professionals, and policymakers. A total of 350 individuals united to support adolescent well-being, with 50 adolescents and young people between the ages of 10 and 24 adding their valuable perspectives. By shining a spotlight on adolescents' health, the event fostered a collective understanding of the unique challenges young people face in today's world and zoomed in on adolescent well-being in China.
By aligning with this campaign and the Global Forum for Adolescents , ANANDA reaffirmed the criticality of prioritizing the well-being of young individuals. The event's innovative format and expert insights support a greater understanding of adolescent well-being. ANANDA demonstrated remarkable support for the 1.8 Billion Young People for Change campaign by actively participating in the "What Young People Want Campaign." This initiative, aims to engage one million young individuals worldwide and gather their invaluable perspectives, opinions, and aspirations. ANANDA mobilized an impressive 94 responses from young people in China, showcasing their dedication to amplifying the voices of the youth and ensuring their inclusion in shaping the future using WeChat.
To draw attention to the campaign, ANANDA fully utilized the Social Media and Events Kit to enhance their virtual engagement with young people. The social media and Events Kit can be used by any partner who registered an event. It includes hashtags, social cards, GIFs, and promotional videos to effectively engage a global audience and amplify messages across social media platforms. By utilizing these resources, you, as an organizer, can reach a wider audience, foster greater awareness, and gain support for their events and the campaign's overarching goals connected to the Global Forum for Adolescents and the 1.8 Billion Young People for Change Campaign.
Together, let's work towards a world where the health and well-being of young people take center stage. ANANDA Cultural Exchange Festival of Health's national event has kicked off an exciting year with more national events to come.
More information about organizing a national event in support of the Global Forum for Adolescents and the 1.8 Billion Young People for Change Campaign