Jakarta, Indonesia – GenYouth, a pioneering organization dedicated to fostering the leadership potential of today’s youth, unveiled its transformative Youth Achievement Records initiative at the prestigious ASEAN Future Generation Business Forum. The event, held on 2nd September 2023 at Ritz-Carlton Pacific Place Jakarta, witnessed the convergence of esteemed guests, distinguished VVIPs, and outstanding young achievers, all united by a shared vision of inspiring and nurturing the leaders of tomorrow.
Addressing the gathering, Gillian Ooi, Co-Founder of GenYouth, encapsulated the essence of the initiative: “The youth are not just the future; they are the present driving the future.” In his address, he outlined GenYouth’s profound mission – to empower today’s youth as catalysts of positive change and growth. As a knowledge partner for the ASEAN Future Generation Business Forum, GenYouth seized the opportunity to introduce its vision to a distinguished assembly.
The centerpiece of GenYouth’s vision is the Youth Achievement Records initiative, an endeavor that transcends traditional recognition and celebrates the courage, relentless pursuit of excellence, and spirit of innovation inherent in our youth. In partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia, this initiative serves as a beacon of affirmation, honoring the extraordinary achievements of young individuals across diverse domains.
A highlight of the event was the presence of Mr Bernardino M. Vega Alternate Chair of ASEAN Business Advisory Council Indonesia, and YB Adam Ali, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Malaysia.They joined our founders, Mr. Eldrick Koh and Ms. Gillian Ooi, on the stage to present Youth Achievement Records certificates to our very first batch of Youth Achievement Records holders. Their esteemed presence signified the significance of the occasion as they were tasked with conferring the coveted Youth Achievement Records certificates upon the exceptional recipients.
The event showcased seven remarkable individuals whose stories underscore the limitless potential of youth:
YB Queenie Chong: A trailblazer from Brunei, Queenie Chong, the “Youngest Legislative Council Member Driving Digital Transformation and Entrepreneurial Spirit in Brunei,” stands as an embodiment of innovation and transformation.
Mischka Aoki & Devon Kei Enzo: Indonesian siblings are celebrated for their exceptional academic achievements, including “Youngest Sibling Republic of Indonesia’s State Defense Cadres and The Most International Math and Science Olympiad Medals Won by Siblings in Indonesia“
Topp Jirayut Srupsrisopa Founder and Group CEO of Bitkub Capital Group Holdings Co., Ltd., he is the “Youngest Youth Leader in Blockchain Technology and Digital Assets“
Cherrie Atilano, Founder and CEO of AGREA Agricultural Systems International, Inc., she is the “First Person to Lead a Team and the Community to Develop a Replicable One-Island Economy that Achieves Zero Hunger, Zero Waste, and Zero Insufficiency in the Philippines“
Dr. Carina Citra Dewi Joe, Senior Scientist at the University of Oxford, earned distinction as the “First COVID-19 Vaccine Patent Holder in Indonesia,” exemplifying her commitment to scientific innovation.
Dr. Mohd Sirhajwan Bin Idek, an exceptional educator from Malaysia, secured the title of the “First Asian to Win the International Innovation and Entrepreneurship Excellence in Teaching Award.”
Beh Zeng Kang, the “First Malaysian Winner of ASEAN Youth Eco Champion” advocates for environmental conservation and exemplifies dedication to a cleaner, greener future.
Each of these individuals has demonstrated unparalleled dedication, innovation, and commitment to making a lasting impact in their respective fields. Their stories serve as a wellspring of inspiration, underscoring the transformative power of youth.
The event culminated in a group photo featuring the recipients, symbolizing the collective impact of their achievements. In his closing remarks, Ms Gillian Ooi highlighted that the Youth Achievement Records initiative seeks to inspire courage, nurture determination, and foster ambition, empowering youth to shape a future beyond boundaries.
GenYouth’s Youth Achievement Records initiative marks a significant milestone in its commitment to empowering the leaders of tomorrow. As the event concluded, attendees left with a renewed sense of purpose and inspiration, ready to champion the potential of youth and create a brighter future for all.
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