The impact of YES is truly global. After the YES lab, every participant enters the dynamic YES community. 38% of the more than 1,400 YES Alumni worldwide have established programs and organizations dealing with sustainable development, climate change, agriculture, community services, and education. 43% of the YES Alumni are in leadership positions today. Learn more about the YES Alumni Stories.

YES is an amazing experience that I would recommend time and time again. The coursework was really interesting and useful professionally, and I developed lasting international friendships that I maintain six years later.
Ana Pantelic, YES Alumna, Director Business Development, Fundación Capital

Farzane (YES Iran 2016, Iran)

After the YES lab, I negotiated with the management of our cultural institute to have a contract with Tejarat bank in order to deposit all the donations and fees that our users pay us in this bank because of their investments in sustainability. By late February, the contract was signed and now they are also giving our users some good services. I have just received my new year gift from Tejarat bank! On the last day of YES, we drew a timeline on which we introduced our goals in 2017. I promised to make my workspace more sustainable until February. So far, we made a green contract and also separating all our paper wastes. The personnel learnt the importance of recycling and are doing the waste separation in their homes as well.

Santosh Poudel (YES Switzerland 2015, Nepal)

After the Yes course I was involved in sole waste management and especially hospital waste management. Today, I started operation of common bio medical waste management treatment center at Pokhara. We are serving more than 20 hospitals as a complet manager of bio medical waste. We are a legally approved company by the local government. You can visit

Qurat-ul-ain Syeda (YES Switzerland 2016, Pakistan)

On 17th May 2016 was Pakistan's first national steering committee meeting to discuss the launch of UN's Sustainable energy for all initiative. Qurat will be part of the team that will implement it! Good luck Qurat!

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