Lets take a look at some of the most momentous events from all over the world that commemorate 2016!
- YUSRA MARDINI
2. SOUTH AFRICA’S PRIVATE SATELLITE
In May 2017, South Africa will be launching its first private satellite, and all thanks to 14 South African teenage girls! This is an event of many firsts!
3. PRIDE PARADES IN INDIA
4. PAKISTAN’S TRANSGENDER MODEL
5. INDIA PLANTS 50 MILLION TREES
6. VIOLA DESMOND
7. EGYPT PLAYS BEACH VOLLEYBALL – RIO OLYMPICS
Women’s Beach Volleyball became an official Olympic sport in 1996. In 2006, Egypt participated for the first time. These captured moments are pretty iconic and empowering.
8. GAMBIA BANS CHILD MARRIAGE
Mr. Yahya Jammeh, President of Gambia, banned child marriage in Gambia on July 8th, 2016.
9. ONE YOUNG WORLD-OTTAWA SUMMIT
The One Young World Summit 2016 happened in Ottawa in September and we were there!
10. LEO DICAPRIO WINS OSCAR
Finally, Leonardo Dicaprio won the Oscars for Best Actor in 2016! Come on, that had to be in the list!
Definitely this year was tumultuous as well. But we can either choose to dwell in the negativity or we can take inspiration from all the amazing miracles happening around us and strive to make the coming year better.
These were my favourite moments commemorating the year 2016. What are your favourite moments? Comment below to share the highlights and inspiring events from your year.
The best is yet to come!