The end of an era… And a new beginning!

By Layla Gegout

Communications Officer at Youth Peace Initiative.

May 7, 2021

The past year has been one of changes and growth in YPI’s activities, and this is also true of YPI’s board. YPI’s founder and chair for the past 7 years, Thed, is taking a step back in order to further his career; read his farewell message in our latest newsletter. He will be dearly missed but we are all so excited for him and his new chapter at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and he has assured us he will remain an advisor for YPI’s developments.


The end of an era – thank you so much Thed for your guidance and leadership!

Former secretary Jesse, and former programme coordinator Steffie are joining forces as YPI’s new co-chairs. As such, they will share the responsibilities, and we believe this will strengthen the future sustainability of YPI as a whole.

We are also very pleased to announce that our team has grown by 3 wonderful board members:

Jurre joined us as our new treasurer

Kevin is the new secretary

Akke joined as our very first fundraising officer

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