Damascus, SANA-Syrian youth George Marrash has recently won in the “Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World” (TOYP) competition held by “Junior Chamber International (JCI), in the category of “Contribution to Children, World Peace and/or Human Rights” due to his significant contribution in the domain of social development.
Marrash, who was born in 1993 and graduated from Pharmacy Faculty at Damascus University, in a statement to SANA reporter, said that he started his voluntary carrier as a facilitator of juniors clubs in Damascus Countryside ahead of his participation in establishing “Peace Makers” Association and “Linked” initiative with the aim of making a positive change in the society.
Marrash also worked in the field of supporting the youth and qualifying them in the domain of civil work which made him eligible for the participation in the competition which included 152 candidates form around the world.
“I am proud of conveying a bright image on the Syrian youth to the whole world and raising the name of my country high,” Marrash said, stressing that this winning is only an addition to many achievements gained by the Syrian youth over the past years and in various domains.
Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (TOYP) program serves to formally recognize young people who excel in their chosen fields and exemplify the best attributes of the world’s young people. The program is sponsored by Junior Chamber International (JCI).
Young men and women may be nominated in one of ten categories. An international panel of judges then selects up to ten honorees, who are chosen from all of the nominations, regardless of category entered. Past recipients have included sportspersons, those who have contributed to society in various ways, and those who have overcome handicaps.
Nominees are often submitted through the Junior Chamber organizations in their home countries. Each national organization typically has a Ten Outstanding Young Persons program, which recognizes young people who exemplify the best attributes of that country’s young people.
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