PH youth commission invites young leaders to ASEAN confab

  • July 10, 2017
  • Ana-Liza S. Macatangay

NAGA CITY, July 10 (PIA) – The National Youth Commission (NYC) will be sending 17 delegates to the 1st ASEAN Youth Social Entrepreneurship Awards and Conference at Hotel Sofitel Manila this coming Aug. 6 to 9.


Looking at the great potential of the youth when it comes to dynamism and fervor, the NYC in cooperation with the ASEAN secretariat has partnered with the Department of Foreign Affairs to gather youth leaders and social entrepreneurs in the country to share their best practices and inspiring stories in order to motivate other youths to maximize their potential.


NYC Bicol Area Officer Nydia Paladan-Delfin said that the country needs a lot of entrepreneurs among the youth who are more daring and has a lot of ideas and energy.


“Entrepreneurship creates employment and contributes a lot to our economic development,” she further explained.


She continued: “We invite our young entrepreneurs in the region to join the ASEAN Youth Social Entrepreneurship Awards and Conference. In line with the ASEAN Integration, this activity will establish network and linkages among youth leaders and social entrepreneurs and will showcase their best practices as well as their success stories.”


One of the highlights of the conference is the 2017 ASEAN Youth Social Entrepreneurship Awards, the recognition program of young social entrepreneurs from ASEAN member states whose initiatives created positive changes in their respective communities.


Delegates should be from 18 to 30 years old, Filipino social entrepreneurs, can effectively convey his ideas and converse in English and can bring samples, brochures or information materials about their project.


They are also required to submit to the organizers an accomplished NYC International Programs Application Form, which can be downloaded from the NYC website at and an essay detailing the concept of the applicant’s social enterprise. This should be accompanied with photos and link to website or FB page.


NYC will shoulder the food and accommodation of the participants during the conference. As a counterpart, delegates will have to shoulder their travel expenses from their points of origin to the venue and vice versa.


Queries can be sent to nyc.internationalprograms@gmai with subject heading “Query: AYSEA”.


Those interested may get in touch with the NYC International Programs Secretariat through Sarah Grutas or Mark Fernandez at telephone numbers (02) 4162833.  (LSM/PIA5-Camarines Sur


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