Our sister community, Youth Entrepreneurs Malaysia, the Youth Catalyst for the Global Entrepreneurship Week in Malaysia collaborated with regional youth community leader – Youth Asia, in empowering and gathering more youths to join the SEAforCHANGE initiative. The SEAfor CHANGE initiative, which is a project to bring the collective voices of 1 million youths across South East Asia to voice out their thoughts for Change would also culminate to the Youth Engagement Summit in Kuala Lumpur.
The SEAforCHANGE and the Youth Engagement Summit will be featured as a GEW Youth Catalyst Signature event in Malaysia this year.
‘The voices of the next generation of leaders can be heard through such a platform. Hence, we need enterprising youths who can seize this opportunity to be a part of this moment,’ add Michael Teoh, the Co-Founder of Youth Entrepreneurs Malaysia during the Press Conference.
The Youth Engagement Summit Press Conference was held yesterday at the Sime Darby Convention Centre, where top executive leaders from main sponsor, AirAsia, Media Prima, the organizing partners and the American Ambassador to Malaysia were all present.
The 2-days regional summit to be held from the 16th to the 17 of November will provide youths with the opportunity to meet big names in the youth industry, like Biz Stone, the Co-Founder of Twitter, Randi Zuckenberg, the Marketing Director of Facebook, Sir Bob Geldof, the Founder of LiveAid and Malaysia’s own entrepreneur – Dato’ Seri Tony Fernandes.
Youths can win tickets to the event by doing and sharing the survey on SEAforCHANGE and they stand a chance to win a free trip to the Youth Engagement Summit (YES) 2009 in Kuala Lumpur, including flights, hotel stay, and summit pass worth up to USD2,500. Via the survey, youths are then invited to log into a forum to discuss their goals for personal change, and network with other youths who shares the same goals.
‘This is truly a move by our partner, Youth Asia to engage the youths and empowering their voices at the grassroots through the web. And we at YEM are proud to support this movement with our community partners,’ add Michael Teoh, who is also an advocate for youth empowerment.
Youth Entrepreneurs Malaysia as the Youth Catalyst for GEW will contribute to the SEAforCHANGE initiative by connecting youth groups in universities, colleges and communities in stating their thoughts and voices at www.youthsays.com/seachange.
SEAforCHANGE is proudly supported by GEW Youth Catalyst, Youth Entrepreneurs Malaysia together with other community partners like AIESEC, SIFE and various universities and colleges throughout Asia.
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