I Was invited to the 4th University scholars leadership symposium in Manilla, Philippines (UN Endorsed) to be held on 1st to 7th August 2013. I am appealing to a well wisher to assist me get a return ticket and the required fees to be able to attend. I am a Kenyan and our Kakamega women telecentre being young, we are not in a position to raise the required fee. I would really love to attend the symposum so that I can be able to learn, share with other professionals and be empowered by the speakers and the attendees.. Attending this Symposium will give me the knowledge that I need to move the Kakamega women telecentre in Kakamega County - Kenya forward as a community. I also believe that attending the symposium will be a worthwhile experience for me.
Please see the forwarded invitation ---- in Summary, If I can be able to be assisted with USD 3840 then I would be able to get a return ticket and registration fee from this.
Dear Ms. Rhobai Musimbi Angule,
Humanitarian Affairs United Kingdom would like to cordially invite you to partake in the 4th University Scholars Leadership Symposium to be held in Manila, Philippines from August 1 to 7, 2013. This Symposium is endorsed by the United Nations Department of Social Affairs, United Nations Youth Unit in New York and Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in the Philippines.
Humanitarian Affairs is a London-based non-profit, non-government organisation. It is a member of the World Association of Non-Governmental Organisation and the World Alliance for Citizens Participation. It initiates and supports humanitarian relief efforts and developmental programs in countries that are poverty stricken and disaster-prone. We have an Asia Secretariat in Thailand.
This annual event will see a culmination of some 1,000 young individuals from leading Universities and NGOs of the World conversing issues pertaining to humanitarian matters. The program will provide leadership development and motivation training to further cultivate the youth to reach their full potential. And it will also provide the youths with opportunities to engage in humanitarian service, strengthen their understanding of diverse cultures, network with young leaders from all over the world who share the same passion and empower them to become outstanding global citizens dedicated to service leadership.
We have had more than a thousand participants in the past three Symposiums. These participants have benefitted much from highly appraised speakers, discussion sessions, hands-on involvement in humanitarian work and also the networking with young people.
The highlights of the program include exceptional humanitarian speakers like Robin Lim who is a CNN Hero of the Year 2011 Awardee for her work in promoting maternal health care and traditional birthing techniques for disadvantaged mothers in Bali, Indonesia, Pushpa Basnet who is a CNN Hero of the Year 2012, a lady from Nepal whose ambition is set on the dreams of the children she cares for and Peter Baines who is the Founder of Hands Across the Water UK and Australia and is an international keynote speaker who shares his lessons on leadership, change management and corporate social responsibility.
Furthermore we have motivational speakers like Pamela Wigglesworth who is a Singapore-based American corporate trainer, speaker and founder of Experiential Hands-on Learning, a training and development company and Simerjeet Singh who is a powerful motivational speaker, corporate trainer and youth empowerment coach.
The 4th University Scholars Leadership Symposium is a five-day training program focusing on humanitarian service management. It is critical that the next generation leaders understand the global needs. This Symposium focuses on opening the minds of young individuals to the humanitarian causes globally and to motivate them to be involved in sustainable humanitarian projects. This Symposium provides delegates with an opportunity to enlarge their understanding of the state of poverty in the world and their own roles in making positive changes. Delegates will dialogue, propose and formulate sustainable development projects to improve the living conditions of the World Poor.
• Plenary Sessions
In order to build sustainable projects and communities, there must first be an attempt to build the characters of those who will be leading these initiatives. Thus, the Manila Symposium 2013 will focus on refining the characters and skills of its delegates through its Plenary Sessions on Personal Development and Leadership in Humanitarian Services.
Delegates will have the choice to decide which workshop sessions to attend.
• A Voice in Social Change - http://issuu.com/humanitarianaffairs/docs/voice.in.social.change
Believing in the youth’s ideas and their desire to make a positive difference, Humanitarian Affairs will provide a venue for the aspiring global leaders to share their innovative and sustainable ideas to address the eight millennium development goals. The youth should identify a particular concern of their communities and turn those ideas into reality.
To help the youth turn their ideas into reality, the Humanitarian Affairs in partnership with UNESCO will provide (to the winning project/s) with close mentorship for 12-months and cash grants amounting to USD 2,000.00 to be given progressively.
• Learning Journey
The Learning Journey of the USL Symposium is that one day in the weeklong event wherein the delegates have the opportunity to do humanitarian work. This activity is a full day dedicated to spending time with children of disadvantaged backgrounds to help the delegates have a better grasp of the field of humanitarian work. Delegates have the opportunity to put what they learn into practice and dive “into the trenches” of sustainable development through a variety of humanitarian service projects.
Truly, the Learning Journey is the heart of the USL Symposium. Not only do the delegates get to impart lessons on the children, but they also take home with them life lessons that these children in turn give to them. The Learning Journey is one unforgettable event for the many lives it touches at the end of the day.
• Sharpen Your Understanding
To enlarge the vision of the young people, Humanitarian Affairs provides its delegates with the privileged opportunity to learn from the guest speakers through talks and interaction. You will have opportunities to dialogue with the guest speakers during the weeklong Symposium and be guided to become a “Change-Maker of Lives”. Delegates can approach any of the Symposium speakers on matters relating to humanitarian issues to tap into their vast experiences in humanitarian services.
For the first time, we have included various registration fee packages from Full registration fee of USD 780 to Basic registration fee of USD 350 to cater to different needs of delegates. More information about the fee could be obtained from the link provided : http://www.universityscholars.org.uk/index.php?page=content&id=register_...
For more information on the event, please view the Official Symposium's website at www.universityscholars.org.uk . Additional information on Humanitarian Affairs can be acquired at www.humanitarianaffairs.org .
You can also read the media reports on Bali Symposium, 2012 by the Jakarta Post and the Bali Post at the links below:
Manila Symposium 2013 Brochure, please click on the following link to download: http://issuu.com/humanitarianaffairs/docs/manila.symposium
UN circular of the Manila Symposium 2013 - http://social.un.org/index/Youth/YouthFlashNewsletter/2013/February.aspx (Youth Flash Newsletter >>Youth in Action)
I’ve attached a poster on the Symposium and the Delegate Application Form for your convenience
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Humanitarian Affairs believes that if YOU want to be an Agent of Change, this is an opportunity not to be missed. We encourage our future leaders to take their first step to help the marginalized and the victims of poverty worldwide by coming to the Manila Symposium. Be a part of the Movement to bring positive change to the World!
Global Partnership Specialist
Humanitarian Affairs UK
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