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More opportunities for youth to explore and develop leadership potential through AIESEC

Wednesday, 15th of June 2022 Views - 151

AIESEC, a global platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential by going on a volunteering or internship exchange has provided Sri Lankan youth with opportunities to gain vast experience. AIESEC Sri Lanka conducted its national event marking the largest youth leadership development conference recently. The three-day conference laid the foundation for the newly elected leadership bodies of AIESEC to prepare for the upcoming year, hence this was a critical phase in the AIESEC calendar, an official from the Sri Jayawardenapura University said.

The conference was bound to be one of epic proportions, engaging 260 delegates from leading universities of Sri Lanka including University of Peradeniya, University of Colombo, University of Moratuwa, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, University of Kelaniya, University of Ruhuna, SLIIT and NSBM. The young and determined leaders who participated in the conference were university undergraduates seeking career prospects and pathways. There were a series of sessions organised, focusing on leadership development with national facilitators such as LEAD, Activating Leadership, and Lead Innovate Evolve, and a platform to interact with other delegates including mentorship.

Among the other highlights was the outbound training, enhancing participant performance through experiential learning activities and games. The conference also featured a gala night where members of AIESEC were recognised and rewarded for their tremendous performances and dedication, encouraging them to be the future advocates of change. AIESEC at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura won the Most Outstanding LC Award and Apoorva Ekanayake was bestowed with The Best Young Leader title. AIESEC--Association Internationale des Étudiants En Sciences Économiques et Commerciales (French: International Association of Students in Economics and Management)