The 4th World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific (WYAAP) Emerging Leaders Conference (ELC) will bring together over 100 youth participants from all over the region to discuss and examine various topics relating to education in Asia Pacific. It will be held from October 15-17, 2015 at The Bayleaf Hotel, Intramuros, Manila, Philippines.
Themed Redefining Education: Breaking Barriers, Empowering the Asia Pacific Youth, the 4th WYAAP ELC aims to help young people realize that formal education is not the only key in attaining success in life, and that there are many lessons to be learned outside the classroom setting. To empower the youth is to encourage them to take part in addressing societal issues that need creative solutions.
The ELC’s plenary sessions will focus on the current status of education in Asia Pacific as well as best practices for the promotion of education through policy and culture. Meanwhile the breakout sessions will delve deeper into “success stories” of giving access to education, and other ways in which young people today can expand their knowledge, especially with the use of technology.
Applications for the 4th WYAAP ELC have already opened. Deadline for early bird applications is on July 17, 2015 (Friday), while deadline for regular applications is on September 18, 2015 (Friday). Early bird applicants who have been accepted as ELC participants will only pay PhP 3,900 (w/o accommodations) and PhP 6,400 (with accommodations). Regular applicants will be paying PhP4, 500 and PhP7,000, respectively.
The Emerging Leaders Conference is an annual event for young individuals to learn about the salient issues of today and how they can apply their roles as leaders through a variety of talks, forums and interactive activities. Participants will have the opportunity to share their ideas and build networks with other youth leaders from the Asia Pacific region. It also serves as venue for young people to engage in cultural exchanges.
This will strengthen a region-wide cooperation among Asia Pacific youth to implement projects among participating individuals and organizations as well as explore possibilities for project collaboration, laying the groundwork for long-term partnerships.
World Youth Alliance is a global coalition of young people committed to promoting the dignity of the person in policy and culture. WYA operates in five regional offices around the world and the Asia Pacific office is located in Quezon City, Philippines.
For more information about the conference, visit the webpage at www.wya.net/apelc.
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