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Like 0 Tweet 0 Factfile Event JCI Asia Pacific Conference (ASPAC) 2015 Group size 3,557 delegates from 39 countries Organiser JCI Penampang local chapter with assistance from neighbouring chapters Venue Sutera Harbour Resort, Likas Stadium, Sabah Trade Centre Date June 11 to 14, 2015 The brief Every year, Junior Chamber International (JCI) members unite to exchange ideas and collaborate with other national organisations. This year’s Asia-Pacific conference theme was ‘ Aramai Tii ’ (meaning ‘the spirit of togetherness’) and delegates were encouraged to embrace the region’s different cultures while working on a number of social and sustainability projects. The conference also celebrated the 100th anniversary of the JCI movement and included an additional alumni programme. Challenges As a non-profit organisation, regional conferences are organised by volunteers and local chapter members in the chosen destination. In Sabah, where business events are largely focused on the domestic market, JCI members on the organising committee lacked experience in managing international delegates’ needs, such as the need for real-time translation. JCI regional managers and presidents made several visits to Kota Kinabalu in the lead-up to work with local members and offer support, while JCI Kuala Lumpur assisted in providing simultaneous translation booths. Sabah Tourism Board worked closely with JCI to coordinate visa approvals and provide delegates with pre-clearance through immigration. The MERS outbreak in South Korea also impacted delegate numbers and led to the cancellation of a South Korea-inspired social event. Execution Sutera Harbour Resort was used as the conference headquarters where the three-day trade show took place along with multiple workshops and training seminars, General Assembly meetings, the 100th Anniversary Forum, and a Hope Forum, dedicated to JCI’s Operation Hope. Le M é ridien Kota Kinabalu hosted the alumni programme of events, which included meetings and social functions. The Aramai Tii theme […]

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AT LAST, after several months of postponement and conflicts in schedule, we finally made it to the steps of Balay nga Bato, or more properly called Camiña Balay nga Bato, in Villa de Arevalo, Iloilo City. After a fully-packed JCI (Junior Chamber International) Training, I was looking forward to this more than any night outs or out-of-town trips. Francis Gerona, our regional vice president for JCI Western Visayas, has been planning to bring us to this grand old house that spoke of colorful heritage and culture. Gerona has tickled our imagination over a mug of native coffee around early February and since then, three JCI groups have done the tour complete with what they were raving as the best hot chocolate and molo. And every time somebody posts a picture on Facebook, they tag or mention me. So to say that I was excited was undermining it a little. Balay nga Bato is located along the road of Villa de Arevalo Street. The pathway was narrow, Francis’s car barely fit the drive way. But it opened up to a wide open space where you could see a sprawling mansion. A display of mangoes greeted us as we passed through the entrance and into the main hall. We were then asked to sit down for a while as a video showing the different parts of the house was presented along with its history. Camiña Balay nga Bato was originally built in 1860 for Fernando Avanceña. The hardwood floors loudly welcomed our steps. Wood was intentionally preferred then because it served as an alarm system, warning the owners of the house should there be any unwelcome visitors coming in. The whole house consisting of two floors are full of antique pieces from a number of grand pianos in the halls to […]

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Youth to Leaders Forum (JCI Kaafu)

‘Youth to Leaders Forum‘ is a youth forum organized to celebrate the 2013 International Democracy Day. This year’s theme being ‘Strengthening Voices for Democracy’, as we are a young peoples’ organization combining youth inclusion to the theme we present this forum. The forum provides opportunity for youth, youth related organizations and other relevant stakeholders to engage in dialogue on Democracy, youth policies and current situation of youth with special emphasis on issues of empowerment, employment and civic engagement with the 2013 Presidential Candidates who are competing in presidential election.

Youth to Leaders forum is organized by Junior Chamber International Kaafu (Maldives) in partnership with Dhi Youth Movement. Objectives of the forum is to strengthen voices for Democracy, Proving a platform for youth to have a dialogue with decision makers, Have a dialogue with emphasis on youth empowerment, employment and civic engagement. Statement of youth appeal is presented to the Presidential Candidates to advocate for youth inclusion in decision making process.


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June’s Impact Month focused on the second stage of community development, education and economic empowerment, as outlined by the JCI Active Citizen Framework. This stage includes projects that advance UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), #2 achieve universal primary education and #3 promote gender equality and empower women. Continue reading “Female inmates learning sustainable skills – JCI Impact Month Contest (June 2013)”