Tuesday, October 27, 2009

ASEANpreneurs Youth Leaders Exchange

The ASEANpreneurs Youth Leaders Exchange (AYLE) 2009 is an exchange programme organized by the ASEANpreneurs Youth Leaders Network (NES, NUS) in collaboration with BINUS Entrepreneurship Centre; BEC (BINUS University), bringing together student leaders and entrepreneurs from the respective ASEAN nations and providing a platform for youth entrepreneurship empowerment in ASEAN. It gives youth an opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, develop opportunities and leverage on these networks as well as the ASEANpreneurs resource hub to build successful enterprises in ASEAN.

Hosted in each ASEAN country on a rotating basis, this event provides an opportunity for participants to visit ASEAN countries to learn about their economy and entrepreneurial culture. The comprehensive programme will expose participants to the entrepreneurial environment in each country and will feature seminars, workshops, and activities that will hone the participants’ entrepreneurial skills. We will also ensure participants get to interact with successful CEOs, and other distinguished speakers whom can guide them on their entrepreneurial journey.

ASEANpreneurs Youth Leaders Exchange 2009


AYLE 2009 will be held from 7th to 13th December 2009


AYLE 2009 will be held at BINUS University, Jakarta, Indonesia.


FILL IN THE APPLICATION FORM & ATTACH YOUR RESUME/CV TO THE FORM. Fill it in completely. Ensure all sections are answered. Add your CV into the application form provided. The CV and the application form should be saved under ONE word document, please do not submit more than one document. Create a Zip folder if necessary.

Save your document in this format: (yourname)_(country)_app.doc
Send your completed application form with the subject as [AYLE09]_[YourName]_[Country] to ayle09@live.com

For more info and to download application, click here

Community Xchange


Thirty development professionals from the Philippines and the UK.

Cultural and professional immersion.

Six weeks. One life-changing experience.

Are you ready to raise your organization to the next level?

Take part in Community Xchange and take your organization to the next level.

Global Xchange is a partnership program that develops and delivers international volunteer exchanges and other activities to help create active global citizens who value volunteering, diversity, community development, and social action.

Through Global Xchange, the international professional development program Community Xchange (CX) was created in partnership between British Council and VSO. CX seeks to make a positive difference to the communities. Community leaders and development workers from the Philippines and UK will work together and learn from each other towards effecting impact at three levels: on the individual participant; their organization; and within their community.

We are inviting 15 Filipino community workers who will act on behalf of their organization or community to undertake a three-week work placement program in Northern Ireland as well as host a UK counterpart in their organization for a corresponding three-week work placement program. Community Xchange will open your organization to new prospects and perspectives in development. Build new networks and engage in active dialogues. Challenge perceptions and stereotypes of global communities. Promote volunteering and measure impact of community initiatives. Increase effectiveness of community leaders in promoting active citizenship. You can be one of the fifteen Filipino participants if you are:

§ At least 25 years old

§ Completed at least secondary education with a good standard of written and spoken English

§ Have significant experience of working with young people (3 years +)

§ Responsible for the implementation of youth oriented program/projects in the Davao region (Davao City and Davao provinces)

§ Can commit 44 work days to the programme: 3 consecutive weeks of work in your organization with a UK counterpart in January 2010 and another 3 consecutive weeks of work attachment in the UK in March 2010, and time to attend preparatory activities

§ Willing to fundraise

§ Willing to explore new and creative approaches to tackle youth issues within one of the programmes themes

§ Supported by an organization that views this program as an opportunity for institutional growth as well.

Visit www.vsobahaginan.org.ph to access more information about the exchange and to download the necessary forms. Deadline for submission of application is on 13 November 2009. Only applications received on or before the closing date will be screened. Short-listed applicants will be invited to an Assessment Day scheduled on November 18-19, 2009. Preparatory activities start in December 2009. Exchange proper will commence in January 2010. For inquiries, please send an email to lilian.delavega@vsobahaginan.org or call 02-3746450 loc. 12

Friday, October 16, 2009

One Young World

London 2010

Are you, or do you know someone who has potential to be a future leader?

One Young World is seeking Delegates for our Inaugural Summit taking place in February 2010. One Young World Delegates will be selected through a process of nomination by leaders in business, the public sector and the voluntary sector and from individuals from each of the 192 countries in the world. One Young World has asked these leaders to nominate and to sponsor people who were born during or after 1984 and who, in their view might have a positive leadership impact on the world. The Delegates must have the following qualities:

Be a team player
Show leadership potential and skills
Are concerned about global issues and his/her place in the world
Show ability to grasp complex concepts and provide valuable insights
Have a proven record of volunteering and extra-curricular activities (evidence to be supplied)



Thursday, October 8, 2009

Chevening Scholarship

What are Chevening Scholarships?

Chevening Scholarships are prestigious awards available to international students for study in the United Kingdom.

Chevening scholarships offer an ideal opportunity for young, high-flying graduates not only to study their chosen subject, but also to meet and network with their peers in the unique learning atmosphere that the UK provides. The ultimate objective is to build a network of friends of the UK, who will be future leaders in their countries.

Candidates are selected by the British Embassy in Manila. The scheme is managed by the British Council on behalf of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Deadline: 31 October 2009