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Tuesday, February 19
Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) 2.0 was initiated by AIESEC Sri Lanka as a combined effort of Colombo South and Colombo North Local Committees, aiming the enhancement of skills and knowledge of youth in universities and higher educational institutes. At the first phase of the project, series of sessions was conducted at selected institutes under key topics such as social responsibility, global citizenship, skills development, project planning and etc.
Partnered Institutes for the project
Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT)
Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT)
American National College (ANC)
Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT)
British College of Applied Studies (BCAS)
National Youth Services Council (NYSC)
Technical College – Maradana
Technical College – Ratmalana
Ceylon - German Technical Training Institute (CGTTI)
The second phase comprised of four major events,
· Global Village – Aimed in providing a rare opportunity for Sri Lankan youth to experience different cultures, customs, traditions and their life styles
· United Nations Day – Aimed in providing an interaction with seven different organizations under United Nations Organization (UNFPA, UNV, UNDP, ILO, IOM, UNICEF, UN Habitat)
· Leadership Development Day - Aimed in developing necessary skills which matter youth the most to bring out the inner leader in them.
Together with local undergraduates in University of Kelaniya and University of Moratuwa, 42 foreign interns from 15 different countries (China, Denmark, USA, Australia, Russia, Taiwan, Kyrgyzstan, Brazil, Bahrain, Kazakhstan and Poland) joined their hands together to empower Sri Lankan youth.
Through the project, over 1000 youth were directly approached and benefited.
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