Student attends World Youth Congress

An engineering student from the University of Wolverhampton has been selected to attend an international youth forum focused on sustainable development.

Zarjahan Sadham Dhikran is attending the 6th World Youth Congress in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil this month.

Zarjahan is studying for a BEng (Hons) in Mechatronics at the University’s partner institution, Colombo International Nautical and Engineering College (CINEC) in Sri Lanka.

He was selected from thousands of applicants to attend the event for an eco-friendly engineering project he has developed. His invitation letter states he was chosen for his “motivation and interest” in the themes of the summit as well as his active commitment to build a sustainable future in his community.

Zarjahan said: “It’s a great pleasure to take part in the 6th World Youth Congress as an engineering student delegate. My commitment to innovate a sustainable engineering environment helped me to convert my ideas towards the success.”

Professor Diane Mynors, Head of the Department of Engineering in School of Technology at the University, said: “We’re delighted that Zarjahan has been selected to attend the World Youth Congress. It is an excellent opportunity for him to contribute to discussions about the role of young people in sustainable development.”

The World Youth Congress from 4-13 June 2012 is a biennial gathering of young activists from all over the world who are focused on expanding the role of youth in sustainable development.

The Congress is designed to motivate, engage and support young people from all corners of the world to take action on issues of sustainable development and influence the outcomes of Rio+20, the UN conference on sustainable development.

CINEC has been a partner institution of the University of Wolverhampton for three years, and the School of Technology offers a range of engineering, architecture and information technology courses at CINEC.

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