Nobel prize laureate Muhammad Yunus, the pioneer of micro-lending in developing countries and founder of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, is a role model for many of the One Young World delegates. To some of them, hearing him speak was a dream come true. Having a chance to get a photo with Yunus, not to mention, ask him a question, was beyond imagination.
Councellors quoted him throughout the day. Delegates tweeted his quotes:
"We are amazingly creative. If you put humam creativity to fight the problems, these problems have to quit." Muhammed Yunus #OYW— tateinha (@tateinha) October 19, 2012
"There is no reason that billions of people have literacy problems. Technology has to be able to solve that problem." Muhammed Yunus #OYW— tateinha (@tateinha) October 19, 2012
Ananya Cleetus, a high school student from Upper Saint Clair High School and a student-reporter covering the One Young World Summit as part of the Pittsburgh Youth Media Project, wrote a personal reflection about Muhammad Yunus at the Young One World Summit...
Ananya even had a chance to get a photo of Yunus, in which she is standing by her paragon's side: