A workshop on “Proud to be an Asean” was held last weekend as part of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) post-workshop programme.
It was funded by the U.S. Department of State. The workshop was held to educate and enhance knowledge on what Asean is all about, the history and the background, the current issues, the purpose of its existence, and how young people can play a role in building a stronger Asean community.
This workshop brought together approximately 50 participants.
Various interactive activities such as team building, group discussions, poster presentations and short talks were held.
This enabled participants to discover or rediscover Asean in a creative way.
Participants were encouraged to attain excellence because they will be the future leaders in building a stronger Asean community.
Programme executive director Immanuel Tan said that the work to inspire and prepare young people to carry the torch of building a stronger Asean community must be done.
The team emphasises that all young people can make a difference in the lives of those around them.