Young Lazar Jovanovic (25), a student at the University of Technical Sciences, had a hazelnut farm... This story could begin just like this, but makes no sense at all without adding the fact that Lazar’s farm was not in the same city where he lived. So he decided to invent a system that could water his precious hazelnuts remotely. It took him more than two years to research, develop, and test something that was just an idea, and it would not have been possible without a friend who was a programmer. Today, he is the owner of the Smart Watering Company, which helps farmers to irrigate their farms using only a text message! Read how he did it in an interview for Youth Time magazine.

The following trainer has been with Youth Time on several occasions in the past. As these were all enlightening performances, we are happy he will once again be sharing his experience with the participants at the Youth International Summer School Beijing 2017, this time in his Communicating Across Cultural Diversity Workshop. Meet Hrishabh Sandilya, a Prague-based entrepreneur, academic, and commentator, who according to his own words combines his love for cities, with a passion of social entrepreneurship and teaching politics.

Hipsters, Iraq and fashion in the same line? Yes, it sounds like impossible puzzle, but it’s more than real. Within just few months of establishment, they went viral all around the web and were asked for interviews from local media to the BBC World News. Three young and educated Iraqui Kurds have decided to join their love for fashion and higher purposes, so they founded the first Gentlemen’s Fashion Club with the aim to show the world Iraq the world knows nothing about. Today, 30 gentlemen are fighting for women’s rights, for stronger economy and local production and better life, in general, using style as a way to express. Founders of Mr.Erbil, Mr.Goran Pshtiwan (26), Mr.Omer Nihad (28) and Mr.Ahmed Nawzad (27) in exclusive interview for the Youth Time magazine.

As Marcel Proust once said “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes”. From Western Europe to South Pacific, from Scandinavia to South America, Guillaume Poidevin, a travel blogger from France is in a constant quest for the unknown. His ultimate goal in life is to experience the great diversity our world holds with his own eyes, just like Marcel Proust said. In this interview, he talks to us about his trips, his early inspirations and what motivates him to travel the world. He also shares with us his travel blog and tells us how he keeps it interesting and inspiring.

We continue to acquaint you with the team of trainers and experts who will be sharing their knowledge with us during the Youth International Summer School, Beijing 2017. Meet Bogdan Vaida, a young experiential trainer from the Romania who uses the appealing catchphrase: ‘I teach students how to become their own teachers’ and at the openings day of the event, will moderate The Labyrinth workshop. Let’s find out what Bogdan is made of and what he’ll be offering us at the event.

Mira Khatib, a published author, award winning poet and activist for women rights took it a step further in helping others. She co-founded an initiative for women empowerment, called Arab Woman Platform. As it’s Editor-in-Chief she and her team help women globally to live better and achieve their goals. Working on this platform Mira had the chance to witness numerous people’s struggles and realized she never wants to stop giving support. By providing premium content and offering leading edge advice, platform immensely improved lives of many. Mira keeps up doing good deeds through her life coaching services claiming that only knowledge and self development can give us better future.

With the Summer School Beijing 2017 coming up soon, we are starting a series of articles about all the international professionals who will be working with us during the event. In an open interview they will present themselves and reveal their plans to us. One of the main speakers during the Summer School of this year is Nick Fewings, CEO of a learning and development company called Ngagementworks. Nick has over 20 years' experience of leading and working with teams and as such, is rightfully to be introduced as an authority on creating high-performing teams. 

We have all heard about vegetarians and vegans, but there are many kinds of veganism, such as raw veganism, which has become more and more popular across the world. Raw veganism excludes all products which come from animals and also any food which is cooked above 48°C. This diet includes raw vegetables, fruits, nuts, grain, herbs, mushrooms, fresh juices, etc. Vegans believe that cooking destroys the micronutrients and hold that cooking is dangerous.

Dorotea Santo is a freelance photographer based in Novi Sad, Serbia, but her photographs are taken in all parts of the world. She studied applied photography in Serbia at the same time the she volunteered in 8 projects. Up to the present time she has had around 20 exhibitions, she has gotten 2 awards, and she has participated in the Noah project. In this interview she explains what it actually means to be a freelancer, how your regular day or weekend looks, and why it is so important to be online in this job. She also answers questions about how she manages to stand out from the crowd, how to survive without a salary before you get recognized, and she offers tips for newbie freelancers. 

The story goes that Professor Marin Soljačić of MIT was disturbed by the beeping of his phone lying on the kitchen counter in need of charging. The professor, in the middle of the night, standing in his kitchen in his pajamas, decided there must be a way to charge his phone wirelessly. He, along with his team of MIT engineers, set out to develop a technology that did just that. Their efforts eventually led to the advent of magnetic resonance and the founding of WiTricity, a startup focused on turning this technology into marketable products to power homes, cars, and whatever else needs charging, wirelessly.

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