So what exactly IS the Youth Nation Summit 2011? Well, do you know AIESEC? Have you heard of myHarapan? Chances are if you don’t know them, then you may not have the chance to live up the full potential of your youth during those younger days! Dubbed the “Power of Y”, the Youth Nation Summit 2011 is a platform that gathers 500 Malaysian youth leaders who are passionate and dedicated to making positive changes in their communities and in the world. The two organisations I mentioned there are doing the impossible by organizing one such platform!
Basically, when you never had the chance to realize your full potential, this platform allows you to do so, by networking and collaborating with the brightest minds of Malaysia to do something so powerful that we’re not just limited to Malaysia, but the world! (sounds similar? That’s cause myHarapan, one of the organizers, are the same guys who provided the necessary backing for me and my team on the EYE project!)
So the question is, WHY do something like this? Well, let’s take for example, the rising alert on global issues such as HIV/AIDS and global warming – they should no longer be taken lightly and in a nation of a young population like ours, we believe that our youth leaders should be trained to equip and prepare themselves as future leaders who will be ready to tackle the uproar of such global issues. Put simply, this summit will serve as a platform for them to equip themselves with the necessary skills and resources as well as to engage businesses and government to support their ideas.
Ok, ok, on with the details then.
Date: 28th – 31st May 2011
Venue: University of Malaya
Delegate fee: Free
Application Form: Download from www.aiesec.my/YNSummit
Application Deadline: 10 May 2011, 11.59PM (GMT +8)
Read on further to know more about the Summit, and of course, if you have any questions do comment and I’ll endeavor to reply them 🙂
Finally, please take the chance to blog about this amazing event. Whether you’re a student, a lecturer or a CEO from some amazing multinational company, every bit counts. Believe in our young, believe in the generation that will lead Malaysia to a country like no other, for we are all Malaysians 🙂
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SUMMIT
Some key highlights of the summit are Leadership Activation, Skills Workshops, Youth to Business Forum, Youth to Government Forum, Youth Defined CSR Programs and Project Pitching where 20 selected youth leaders create action plans
for their communities and present them to corporate representatives.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS
AIESEC is the world’s largest youth-run organization with over 60 years of experience in developing high-potential youths into global-minded responsible leaders. Focused on providing a platform for youth leadership development, AIESEC enables its members the opportunity to participate in international internships, experience leadership and interact with a global network to support their development. For more information on AIESEC, visit http://www.aiesec.my/
.myHarapan [“my hope” or “harapan ku”] is a Youth Trust Foundation that supports youth and youth projects that contribute to the social economy of Malaysia by providing platforms and opportunities. Much has been said about nurturing the youth as future leaders, but these “future leaders” are very often not given the opportunity to voice out their views, to develop their social initiative projects, for the betterment of our country. This is where myHarapan steps in. For more information on myHarapan, visit http://myharapan.org/.
ABOUT THE POWER OF Y
Youth Nation Summit 2011 is an event under the Power of Y. An initiative by myHarapan, the Power of Y is an over arching program encompassing collaboration with youth movements that will have a nationwide effect. It incorporates the best of youth leadership and activism with practical industry knowledge and experience over a series of events and programs, beginning with Youth Nation Summit and Youth Action Forum in May 2011.