Having been inspired by her visit to the Delancey Street Foundation in 2007, Krie Lopez founded Messy Bessy, a line of natural, biodegradable, non-toxic home, and personal care products, as a way to empower and help sexually abused girls in the Philippines. Krie considers Messy Bessy as an enterprise which improves the lives of at-risk young adults in their community. Hence, she affirmed Messy Bessy’s positioning not as a profit-generating machine, but as an umbrella for breakthrough initiatives that provide education, on-the-job-training, work ethic enhancement, and values formation.
At the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, five interns from the ASEAN foundation, together with ASEAN new permanent staff, joined the ASEAN briefing. Throughout five comprehensive presentations including the ASEAN community building, external relations, and the three ASEAN pillars, the interns were equipped with essential background knowledge and updates on ASEAN vision in full details.
Nine ASEAN youths were sitting and chatting in a very stylish red-colored conference room, inside a youth center by the name of Red Box. Noticing something was amiss, a man approached them. "Please sit in ASEAN way," said the man. The man who requested the youths to sit alphabetically starting from Brunei Darussalam to Vietnam was Horea Salajan, the sole trainer of the 4th ASEAN Youth Video Contest (AYVC) 2018’s video production training. And the 9 youths were his trainees for the next 4 days.
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Check out @america inspiring discussion and film screening on "Teen Press". Learn more about the Teen Press program from Santa Barbara, get inspired by comments from professional journalists, and find out more about the ASEAN Youth Citizen Journalism Contest from our finalist.
19 March 2018 – Joseph Phan Van Quyen (23), who took part in the ASEAN Foundation Model ASEAN Meeting (AFMAM) 2017 and was the first winner of the 2nd ASEAN Youth Video Contest 2016, was one of the lucky ASEAN young leaders to meet former U.S President Barack Obama at roundtable discussion in Singapore.
Ecofun Indonesia is a youth-led social enterprise that focuses on environmental education and science communication. The organization claimed one of the finalist spots for the recent Youth Volunteering Innovation Challenge (YVIC) 2017 organised by UN Volunteers, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the ASEAN Foundation, the ASEAN Secretariat, SAP, with the close support of the Government of Germany. Ecofun Indonesia seeks to educate the public of environmental conservation and sustainable development through interactive and entertaining means. Ecofunopoly and Ecofun Community, founded in 2009, are some examples of the projects the enterprise leads. In line with this vision, Ecofun also organises the EcofunGo! Festival, an ongoing series of environmental campaign for kids that takes place in three ASEAN cities: Bogor (Indonesia), Manila (Philippines), and Maubin (Myanmar).
NinoNina Co is one of the finalists for the recent Youth Volunteering Innovation Challenge (YVIC) 2017 “Impact ASEAN” organised by UN Volunteers, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the ASEAN Foundation, the ASEAN Secretariat, SAP, with the close support of the Government of Germany. The YVIC 2017 was held in Bangkok, Thailand. NinoNina Co works with urban poor communities, especially those that are skilled in sewing and making fabric products in Philippines. They help connect these communities to a growing market of SMEs and corporations that need such services in their operations.
My name is Ismi Farah. I was graduated from Sunan Gunung Djati Islamic State University, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, before being accepted to pursue my master degree in he Chulabhorn Graduate Institute (CGI), Thailand. Now I am a Professional teacher in science. It was always my dream to continue my study after I finished my bachelor degree in Biology.
Long story short, I landed in Kansai International Airport, Osaka, Japan on late September last year. After three and a half hours of bus ride, I finally arrived in my final destination. I found myself in this beautiful, ancient, and touristy city three thousand miles away from home, Kyoto it is.