This is Michael Sie Shun Ling, your Liaison Officer to ASEAN for AMSA International 2015/2016. I would like to inform and invite you to a wonderful opportunity to join the 4th ASEAN Youth Volunteer Programme or AYVP 2016 which will take place in Philippines.
The ASEAN Youth Volunteer Program (AYVP) is a dedicated youth volunteerism platform that intends to create opportunities in knowledge-driven volunteerism, support the exchange of learning experiences, develop capacity, enhance cross-cultural understanding, and forge a sense of regional identity while making a sustainable difference to communities across ASEAN. This strongly aligns with the Strategic Roadmap for an ASEAN Community 2009-2015 in article 5 under the Sociocultural Community, which aims “to lift the quality of life of its peoples through cooperative activities that are people-oriented and environmentally friendly geared towards the promotion of sustainable development, contribute to building a strong foundation for greater understanding, good neighbourliness and a shared sense of responsibility.”
The AYVP also supports the goals in the people-to-people section of the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity, which stresses strategies that “provide the needed impetus for concerted efforts in promoting awareness, collaboration, exchange, outreach and advocacy programmes to facilitate the on-going efforts to increase greater interactions between the peoples of ASEAN.” In addition, under engagement with the community in the ASCC Blueprints, one of the strategic objectives is to “explore the establishment of an ASEAN volunteers programme, to be composed of young professionals, with focus on supporting rural development and assisting communities to help themselves.”
AYVP PHILIPPINES 2016
The ASEAN Youth Volunteer Programme (AYVP) 2016 will be organised for the forth time this year which it will be held on 1st until 26th August 2016 in the Philippines focusing on the thematic area of the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). This programme, developed and implemented by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (The National University of Malaysia – UKM), with the support of the ASEAN Secretariat, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Malaysia, and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University.
The participants will embarked on a 4 week knowledge-driven, volunteerism journey with week 1 and 4 hosted at the University of the Philippines Diliman, Manila while week 2 and 3 engaging with local communities in implementing DRR activities at the Barangay Payatas and Barangay Banaba, Quezon City.
HOW: Apply through this online form: http://form.ayvpukm.com.
OTHERS: Organisers will cover the 2-way flight, accommodation at University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman Campus, local transportation, meals and insurance for all 50 participants. Halal food will be served throughout to cater to the majority of Muslim participants including vegetarian food upon request.
ps: Feel free to ask me as LO to ASEAN for more details 🙂