World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific celebrated its first World Youth Alliance week in Jakarta City, Indonesia from July 14 to 17, 2014 hosted by the London School of Public Relations-Jakarta. WYAAP Regional Director Lord Pomperada and Regional Interns Joyce Cedeno, Karla Mae de Leon and Gimly Melendres joined the weeklong celebration.
WYA Asia Pacific Director and Interns together with the students and faculty from the London School of Public Relations-Jakarta visited the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Headquarters on July 14, 2014 to learn more about the ASEAN organization and ASEAN Community 2015. Mr. Danny Lee, Director for Community Affairs, presented a lecture on the ASEAN Community 2015 highlighting the three pillars namely the ASEAN Political-Security Community, ASEAN Economic Community and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community.
“I learned that ASEAN member countries need to increase their development and education in order to be ready in welcoming ASEAN Community 2015 as well as the global world. There are still a lot of things that we need to work on, which it is possible to be achieved as long as the ASEAN countries are willing to work together. I think that cooperation among ASEAN countries in political-security, economic, and socio-cultural will enhance the development of the member states, especially if it is also supported by the youth of ASEAN countries,” Janita Jaya, a senior International Relations Studies student at LSPR shares.
The Jakarta Screening of the Manhattan International Film Festival was also hosted at the LSPR-Jakarta last July 15, 2015 at Prof. Djajusman Auditorium and Performance Hall-Campus B of LSPR. The screening featured the winning films by young directors from the Asia Pacific region namely Fine Dining by Lance Katigbak, Man of Squares by Inshallah Montero, Tanglaw by Adrielle Esteban, and Laum by Xandrino Mangunay. The screening was attended by over 70 LSPR students and faculty.
WYA Asia Pacific Regional Director Lord Pomperada also conducted Introductory Sessions to the Communications and International Relations Studies students of LSPR. Lord presented the organization and the different programs that they offer under the advocacy, education and cultural thrusts of WYA.
Over 200 new members joined World Youth Alliance after the Introductory Sessions and through the WYA booth set-up in LSPR-Jakarta. “I signed the World Youth Alliance charter because I support WYA’s advocacy. I am sure that WYA can become a place where young people can support each other in a positive way making the world a better place,” Nanda Pratiwi, an International Relations Studies student from LSPR shares. “I am also interested in the internship program because I want to experience the WYA environment and meet great people. I also want to expand my knowledge through the training as well as to meet new friends from different countries,” she adds.
WYA Asia Pacific wishes to thank the London School of Public Relations-Jakarta for supporting World Youth Alliance and hosting the first World Youth Alliance Week in Jakarta City, Indonesia.