Azam Young Souls to liven up BCCK Nov 21

Azam Sarawak

Youth Volunteer Icons of 2015


AZAM Young Souls, Azam’s youth volunteers, are all geared up to put on a vibrant show for their AYCLive (AZAM Youth Central Live) flagship event at the Forum Belia TEGAS 2015 this Saturday, November 21 at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK).

AYCLive is one of the many attractions at this state event organised by TEGAS and the Workforce Development Unit, the Chief Minister’s Department in collaboration with the federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Ministry of Social Development Sarawak, Sarawak Education Department and SABERKAS.

The special edition of AYCLive will feature performances by an eclectic mix of local youth talents with the likes of Imaginasi Buskers, the Nakama Band and the many talented AZAM Young Souls themselves, such Asyraf Hardy, Ir Radzi, Sasha Ningkan, Zah Amirul and Razali Sa’at.

Another trademark activity of AYCLive, is a mini flea market participated by youths selling various merchandise including original creations and local brands, will also be held.

Items on sale will include second hand books, comics, magazines, clothing/apparel, sports merchandise and many others.

Visitors to the AYCLive event will also be treated to art/painting demonstrations by local young artist, Amey Sheikh Ali, also a AZAM Young Soul whose works include stunning street art and mural.

The AZAM Young Souls whose appearance at Forum Belia TEGAS were initiated in 2012 under Azam’s youth development programme to contribute to nurturing Kuching into a “city with a soul”. They have since then, been involved in numerous activities not only in Kuching but also in various parts of Sarawak; expanding their network with multiple partners both local and from outside Sarawak and; organised their own new activities.

The AYCLive series was initiated by the AZAM youths in January 2014 to provide a platform for local youths to hold healthy activities, promote creative talents and volunteerism.

The Forum Belia TEGAS this Saturday is the final leg of a statewide forum.

Among the key items during the one-day itinerary will be ’60 Minutes’ with Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem and a special dialogue session on ‘Sarawak as the most Developed State with Income Economy by 2030’.

Other panelists comprise Sarawak State Secretary Tan Sri Datuk Amar Morshidi Abdul Ghani, Minister of Social Development Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom, and Chairman of Tabung Ekonomi Gagasan Anak Bumiputera Sarawak (Tegas) Datu Len Talif Salleh. Tegas was launched in 2012 as a catalyst to transforming human capital in the state with emphasis on technical and vocational education.

There will also be an exhibition on Score, an education exhibition, products displays by successful youth entrepreneurs, a Walk of Fame Gallery showcasing Sarawak youth icons such as Pandelela Rinong, and Hafiz Suip.
Other highlights will be sessions by celebrity speakers including Zhung the Photoz (Ninja Photographer) and Datuk M. Magendran (the first Malaysian to set foot on Mt. Everest).

Under the tagline “From the Youth, For the Youth and By the Youth”, Forum Belia was first held for about 1,000 participants in Kuching earlier this year, followed by other events in Miri and Mukah. About 4,000 participants are expected tomorrow comprising youths aged 18-35.

Collaborators include RECODA, AZAM Sarawak, Malaysian Youth Parliament and Cats FM.

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