27 November 2012

Youth Leadership Conference inspires youth to be a positive change

Sunway Education Group organised a Youth Leadership Conference, a leadership summit that attracted 1,000 young people to interact with and exchange ideas with an impressive roster of thought leaders and youth icons.

The event was organised by a group of six students of Sunway College and Sunway University including project director and ACCA student, Christopher Tan.

The panelists, from left, Wan Nadiah, Jacintha Tagal, Michael Teoh Su Lim, Christopher Tock and Cheah Kar Fei

“Universities have traditionally been a springboard for the development of critical thinking and the awakening of curiosity on a wide range of topics. I am certain this conference was a highly interesting and stimulating one, a catalyst that will enable you to go out into the world to make a positive change” said Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director, Sunway Education Group and Sunway University.

The theme of the conference was “Developing Future Leaders with a heart”, and the conference was dedicated to nurturing and building up the capabilities of our future leaders particularly in the area of social entrepreneurship. Social entrepreneurship is the use of entrepreneurial principles to plan, develop and manage a business or venture to achieve a social goal.

(From left to right) A representative from Money Tree, Tan Su Zhen (Centsless Co-Founder), Jolene Sim (Centsless Co-Founder), Loh Wei Yuen (Head of ICAEW Malaysia), Ms Elizabeth Lee (Senior Executive Director, Sunway Education Group) and Christopher Louis Tan (Project Director) presented the cheque to Mercy Malaysia’s Mr Ahmad Faezal Mohamed (Deputy Executive Director MERCY Malaysia)

Forum panellists were Nadiah Wan, Director of Business Development and Corporate Communications, Sunway Medical Centre; Jacintha Tagal, Fellow at Teach for Malaysia; Michael Teoh Su Lim, Managing Editor of Entrepreneurs.my; Christopher Tock, Founder of EYE Project & Social Grooves and Cheah Kar Fei, Former President of AIESEC Malaysia.

Proceeds from the 1,000 tickets sold at this conference amounted to RM10,000 and was donated to Mercy Malaysia in particular the Yasmin Ahmad Children’s Fund that supports children’s homes through outreach clinics. Sponsors for the event were Sunway Resort Hotel and ICAEW while partners were Fly.fm and the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation.

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