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proudly we announce that our program, community of ‘Anak Bangsa Indonesia’ became community patnership for SEAforCHANGE movement form an international organization, Youth Asia, The Power of Collective Action.

Organization Youth Asia has spent the past 4 years organizing youth empowerment programs, building youth communities & helping government agencies, brands and businesses connect better to youths within the region. To date, it have produced over 200 youth research projects, 10 nationwide youth campaigns in Southeast Asian countries and 2
record-breaking youth festivals.

now we would like to invite you on our movement.

Riris Nurbintari
Program Manager


~ First Youth Engagement Summit (Yes 2009) Launched to Inspire SEA’s New Leaders ~

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 10 September 2009 – Malaysia will host the inaugural Youth Engagement Summit (YES 2009) on the 16th & 17th of November 2009 at the world-class Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), Kuala Lumpur. Themed “South East Asia Youth for CHANGE”, YES 2009 will be the first Summit of its kind in Asia, uniting an anticipated 6,000 youth representatives from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Laos and Brunei. The event will bring together some of the most motivational global change icons from around the world, who have generously pledged their commitment to help this new generation of young leaders to cope with, overcome, and rise above the many challenges of the 21st century.

A press conference was held at the Sime Darby Convention Centre today, to launch YES 2009, set to galvanize Southeast Asia’s young men and women by empowering them with an enhanced potential to responsibly steer the Region further along the fundamental paths of Peace, Progress, and Productivity. Members of the local, regional and international media gathered for this exciting preview of the upcoming event, which was moderated by former CNN news presenter and respected TV personality Lorraine Hahn.

It was announced that the landmark two-day event, expected to kick off with an Opening Address by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, features a superb line-up of speakers from various fields. These include Sir Bob Geldorf, the Founder of Live Aid; world chess legend Garry Kasparov; Biz Stone, co-founder of real-time, one-to-many online network Twitter; Nando Parado, whose survival of a tragic plane crash in the Andes became the basis for the critically acclaimed movie Alive; and Malaysia’s own Tony Fernandez, who pioneered the domestic and international low-cost carrier phenomenon in Asia by spearheading Air Asia and Air Asia X.

In order to further encourage and sustain the instilment of strategic creativity, critical thinking and other vital skills amongst the Region’s best and brightest. Additionally, ten of America’s most promising youth leaders have been invited to attend the event to gain new insights and take their impressions back to America.

According to organizing Chairman Harmandar Singh, advertising veteran and CEO of Regional publishing house Sledgehammer Communications (M) Sdn Bhd., it was President Obama’s inspirational “Yes, We Can” outlook which sparked the inception of YES 2009. “Everybody needs a hero, and President Obama’s charismatic approach has undeniably influenced a dynamic shift in long-held perceptions, particularly where Southeast Asia’s multi-ethnic youths are concerned,” commented Mr. Singh. “We must give our youth—bonded through their idealism and increasingly dedicated to sharing and eliciting opinions amongst their peers regardless of appearance, location or vocation—the right tools to define a direction for Change only fresh eyes can instigate,” he continued.

As part of the YES 2009 initiative, the organizer is attempting to rally the involvement of over 1,000,000 youths between the ages of 15 – 35 years, to share their thoughts by taking part in an online Youth Survey to produce the Sea For Change Youth Report. Participants can now take a proactive role in sharing their needs, motivations, expectations and ideas to the world at large, while guiding political and thought leaders in policy-making decisions plus inspire businesses to engage more effectively with the youth market. It is also an opportunity for participants to win over 500 trips to the Youth Engagement Summit 2009 in Kuala Lumpur, inclusive of return air flights, accommodation and delegate passes worth in excess of USD $2,500 each.

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