Name of the Program
Bridge of Youth 2007 (ASEAN in our hands)
In Diversity We Unite
August 5 – August 11, 2007
Sahid Raya Hotel, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
100 people from the ASEAN countries
- The young people between the ages of 17-25
- The young people from different backgrounds
What is Bridge of Youth 2007?
The Bridge of Youth 2007 will bring 100 of the Southeast Asia’s most dynamic young activists in the field of sustainable development based on peace and multiculturalism background to Bali from 10 different countries (including 30 from Indonesia).
The gathering offers a unique opportunity to meet and work alongside young people who are really doing things and going places. This event sets a new standard for youth events, and will be the most inspirational gathering of its kind for young people taking place anywhere in the Southeast Asia in 2007.
Delegates will join forces with young Balinese to undertake hands-on community action projects across Bali, and will help shape regional policy by documenting and showing governments what young people are doing to achieve the multicultural understanding and other gathering themes.
The event will be run for young people, by young people themselves and will be active and dynamic; emphasizing a practical, daily commitment to development that well extends beyond the end of the conference.
So many problems in our country. Poverty, diseases, high cost education to conflicts that caused by the difference of religions, tribes, races even point of views. This problem is not only happened in our country, but also in other countries. Most of the South East Asian countries have this problems. It is the time for us to work together with the ASEAN countries to solve all this problems.
Unfortunately there still so many ASEAN citizens know nothing about ASEAN, the problems we faced, and the truth that we are actually one big family of ASEAN. Lots of that ASEAN citizens are youth, who actually hold the key to the future of ASEAN and world.
For that reason, The Positive Movement having the initiative to held Bridge of Youth 2007: ASEAN in our hands. In this program we will gather youths from ASEAN countries to learn about ASEAN, the problems in ASEAN and most importantly, how to take action to solves the problems.
Eventhough we came from different countries, different tribes and different cultures, yet we have to realize, we are one family of ASEAN. Because In Diversity We Unite.
This program will offer a mixing speakers to share their own experiences of peace-building and conflict resolution, country paper sessions, inner reflection and sharing in which individuals can share their peace-building stories, personal reflection time, cultural night, interactive games and workshop on practical exercises for skill improvement. Delegates from each country will take their turns to express their experience and culture through cultural night and country paper to build a better understanding of the diversity of the region and its potential toward making the harmonies society in the world.
More information visit: http://positivemovementindonesia.org/boy2007/index.html