Youth Partnership in Action to Change Tomorrow 2022

Most young Malaysians have probably heard their older relatives complain about the younger generation being “too loud” with our opinions. Heck, if we had a ringgit for each time we got told to “be more grateful”, we’d probably have enough money to pay off all our student loans one-shot.

But honestly, they aren’t wrong, cause Millennials and Gen Zs are the most passionate about our social issues. It is time for youth to take charge!

Youth PACT is an initiative co-founded by Taylor’s College and the Malaysian Institute for Debate & Public Speaking (MIDP) in 2021 which aims to platform youth voices on critical issues while connecting young Malaysians to youth leaders and change-makers to inspire action.

Youth Partnership in Action to Change Tomorrow (Youth PACT) aims to platform youth voices on critical nation-building issues while connecting young Malaysians to youth leaders and change-makers to inspire action. This inaugural Youth PACT 2022 takes the format of an online festival, featuring a series of constructive discussions amongst youth on critical human rights, political and social justice issues of their generation.

3 Webinars

Youth Manifesto – Towards A Better Malaysia: Apa Lagi Belia Mahu?

Youth manifesto is a session where esteemed youth leaders are invited to present their hopes and demands for the changes they want to see on various issues, while also sharing about the initiatives they are championing to achieve a better Malaysia. The details are as follows:

Towards A Better Malaysia: Apa Lagi Belia Mahu?
Date: Saturday, 8 January 2021
Time: 10.00 am – 12.30 pm

Speakers:
1. Diversity: Jason Wee (Co-Founder, AOD Malaysia)
2. Education: Cheryl Ann Fernando (Chief Executive Officer, Pemimpin)
3. Gender Equality: Anis Baharin (Founder, dearHER)
4. Disability: Muhammad Nasrul (Disabled Social Activist, BolehSpace)
5. Climate Justice: Heng Kiah Chun (Campaigner, Greenpeace Malaysia)

Moderator: Mahirah Marzuki (Programme Coordinator, UndiSabah)


Youth Forum – Breaking New Ground: Will Malaysia Ever Be Ready For A Youth Prime Minister?

Youth forum provides a platform where youth politicians and leaders from various political parties are invited to discuss the prospects of increasing youth involvement in politics, any shift in the local political landscape as well as their aspirations for a better Malaysia. The details of the session are as follows:

Breaking New Ground: Will Malaysia Ever Be Ready For A Youth Prime Minister?
Date: Saturday, 8 January 2021
Time: 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Platform: Zoom

Speakers:
1. YB Syed Saddiq (MP, Muar Parliament)
2. YB Lim Yi Wei (ADUN, Kampung Tunku)
3. Sylvia Pawa Anggat (Ex-Ketua Srikandi Sarawak & Ketua Wanita Muda Negara Sarawak)
4. YB P. Prabakaran (MP, Batu & Ketua Angkatan Muda Keadilan WP)

Moderator: Emellia Shariff (CEO, Malaysian Institute for Debate & Public Speaking (MIDP))


Youth Mentorship – Be The Change: Disrupting Status Quo

One of the activities at Youth PACT is a mentorship session where experienced youth leaders are invited to share their personal stories of success and failures, lessons learned as well as tips and tricks for young change-makers, particularly in leading for meaningful change on various social justice issues in Malaysia. The details of the session are as follows:

Be The Change: Disrupting Status Quo
Date: Sunday, 9 January 2021
Time: 10.00 pm – 12.30 pm
Platform: Zoom

Speakers:
1. Shaan Gom (Co-founder, UndiSabah)
2. Anas Nor’azim (Central Committee Member, MISI: Solidariti)
3. Rozella Marie Mahjhrin (Founder, True Complexion)
4. Raudhah Nazran (Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Accelerate Global)

Co-Moderators:
1. Adriana Firdaus (Communication Director, Youths.my)
2. Rifqi Faisal (Co-Founder & Director of Development, MYER Movement)

2 Workshops

Workshop 1: Addressing Injustices Through Social Innovation

Youth PACT comes with a series of workshops that aims to equip the youth with the strategy and tools to better advocate for social justice issues. The details of one of the workshops are as follows:

Topic: Addressing Injustices Through Social Innovation
Date: Saturday, 8 January 2021
Time: 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

By: Impact Malaysia
Speaker: Rashvin Pal Singh (Group CEO, Me.reka & Biji-Biji Initiative)


Workshop 2: Addressing Injustices Through Social Innovation

The second workshop aims to equip the youth with the strategy and tools to better advocate for social justice issues. The details of one of the workshops are as follows:

Topic: Measuring The Impact of Your Social Justice Advocacy Campaigns
Date: Saturday, 8 January 2021
Time: 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

By: Impact Malaysia
Speaker: Rizal Rozhan (AVP, Programs, Impact Development, Impact Malaysia)

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