Thursday 20th of January 2005 will remain indelible in the history of global youth Humanism as the day that IHEYO commissioned its office to assist with further networking efforts. The office, which was made possible by the $15000 grants provided by the New York based Institute of Humanist Studies, was opened by the group’s President, Ms Gea Meijers and as since been staffed by an Executive Director.
Working from the office accommodation provided by the Vermeylen Fonundation, the Executive Committee hopes that the Executive Director will help (and complement their efforts) to popularize and develop international youth humanism.
The Executive Director, Mr. Lars-Petter Helgestad, is a versatile and dynamic young Humanist who has been active at different levels of the Norwegian Humanist Association since 2001 and likewise a member of IHEYO Executive Committee since 2003. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Helgestad has worked for a Norwegian youth organisation that informs secondary school students about the state of the world.
You can get in touch with him either via his e-mail, [email protected], telephone, +32 92230288 or the telefax: +32 92237208.