Earlier this month Brescia student Leenat Jilani represented Canada in the Y20 summit in Mexico. This summit brought together students from 20 countries to discuss the international economic agenda and issues such as food security and the environment. Together these students produced a document that will represent the voice of the youth at the next G20 summit, where the world’s leaders will converge to discuss similar issues.
In the article below Leenat reflects on how her spirituality affected her overall experience at the summit. As one of only two Muslims at the conference she found that overall her experience was positive and she took it as an opportunity to educate others and strengthen her faith. Leenat is one of Brescia’s promising future leaders!