WYA Asia Pacific strengthens members, partners in Thailand

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WYA Asia Pacific (WYAAP) Regional Director Lord Leomer Pomperada and Regional Intern Jeremy Chiang visited WYA members and partners, in Bangkok City, Thailand from July 27-29, 2015.

Select students, faculty, and administration of Mahidol University attended the presentation about WYA and its different programs and activities. Track A Certified Members Parawee Techapermphon and Sittinan Poonsawat also shared their experience during the 2015 WYAAP Summer Camp.

“We gained a lot of friends and learnings after the training, and we continue to carry those valuable experiences with us. The camp was very challenging but really fun,” Sittinan shared.

Lord also gave a presentation on “Human Dignity and the World’s Youth Today” where he presented different challenges to young people around the world today, and how young people are able to contribute to helping solve these challenges to various innovations. “In World Youth Alliance, we continue to dream of a world where every person understands and promotes human dignity. Always remember that your greatest asset in this world is your dignity,” Lord said.

The WYAAP team also met with the university officials including Associate Professor Preecha Soontranan, Vice President for Student Affairs and Alumni; Ms. Wanpimon Senapadpakorn, Acting Director of the International Relations Division; and Dr. Rapee Boonplueang, Assistant to the President for International Relations. During the meeting, parties explored possible ways to strengthen their partnership such as conducting a Track A Training in the university and opening a possible WYA Chapter in the future.

The WYAAP team also met with the International Office for Migration Office for Asia and the Pacific to discuss the upcoming advocacy training against human trafficking of WYAAP in partnership with the Commission on Filipinos Overseas. The meeting aims to develop the content of the program and explore possible ways to strengthen WYAAP’s campaign against human trafficking in the future.

Lord and Jeremy also met with WYAAP members Guill Marc Mariano from Chulalongkorn University and Jessica Naval from Asia Pacific Travel Association to update them on the upcoming WYA programs and explore possibilities of engaging the Thai youth in the different programs of WYAAP.

The WYAAP team also met some representative from the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific for the upcoming 4th WYAAP Emerging Leaders Conference.

WYAAP extends its gratitude to everyone who warmly welcomed the visiting team in Bangkok especially our partners from Mahidol University and the International Office for Migration. We look forward to engaging and developing more of our WYA members in Thailand.

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