Ain Husniza to attend online programme for global youths

PETALING JAYA: Ain Husniza Saiful Nizam has been chosen to be the first recipient of a public donation drive that will see her participate in an international youth development programme.

The board members of Yayasan AFS Antarabudaya Malaysia (AFS Malaysia) chose Ain Husniza to take part in its interactive AFS Global You Changemaker program as recognition of her courage, bravery and tenacity in encouraging not only her peers but also students around Malaysia to voice out problems they face in school through her viral #makeschoolasaferplace initiative.

The 17 year old, who made headlines for calling out her teacher's rape jokes in class will join other youths aged 15 to 17 in the 12-week online education program which focuses on active global citizenship and creating social impact.

The programme is designed to develop the identities of these teenagers as active global citizens, connect with peers around the world, and learn strategies from experts to begin social impact projects in their communities.

Upon successfully completing the online modules, live sessions and project prototype, participants will receive an Advanced Certificate on Global Citizenship for Social Impact issued by AFS and the Center for Social Impact Strategy at the University of Pennsylvania.

The donation campaign, launched on Instagram on May 17, aims to raise funds to allow students to become active global citizens through its interactive virtual programmes.

"AFS Malaysia promotes active global citizens and Ain Husniza fits the bill," said AFS Malaysia chairperson Khalilah Datuk Mohd Talha.

"We have a unique opportunity and obligation to make global skills more accessible to young people," she added in a statement Tuesday (May 18).

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