Adrianne Ma. Angus, a B.S. B.A. Financial Management student from the University of San Carlos was selected as part of the Philippine delegation to the ASEAN Young Leaders Programme (AYLP) 2022 on October 12-14, 2022 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
A leadership development program for young leaders across the entire ASEAN region, AYLP started in 2018 in Singapore. It has a long-term partnership with the National Youth Council of Singapore. The program is part of Legacy, a global campaign by Common Purpose, which invests in young people across the world so they can become a connected generation of leaders with a clear vision for what their legacy will be.
The program centers on a compelling challenge, i.e., “How can youth play an active role to leverage megatrends in ASEAN?” Through the program, participants tackle three megatrends, namely climate change and sustainability, digital growth, and future of work.
Delegates to the AYLP 2022 interacted, communicated with, and were mentored by keynote speakers and visionaries including different educators, government leaders, as well as business personalities in different sectors such as telecommunications, digital technology, and entrepreneurship.
“The associations I established and skills I have acquired will be useful to me both when I graduate and for the rest of my stay at the University of San Carlos,” Angus shared.
“I am encouraging all leaders from various organizations within and outside of my University to get involved and take part in this type of program in the future, regardless of the number of members they have,” he added.
“The memories you create are immensely valuable,” opined Angus. “More importantly, I am thankful to God, my family, friends, teachers, and the University of San Carlos for their support in my endeavors, this would not be possible without them.”
With reporting from the Student Affairs and Services Office