The "passports" given out to the delegates of the GYS 2013.| Photo by Charry Garcia
by Anne Kathleen Vicho

Thousands of students, foreign and local, who came from all parts of the Philippines, gathered in the Skydome at SM North EDSA in Quezon City last Saturday for a once-a-year opportunity for the youth to be a part of the conference that tackled today’s problems with hopes of finding solutions for the future.

With this year’s theme, “Breaking the Box”, the 3rd Global Youth Summit organized by AIESEC Philippines aimed to introduce a mindset that seeks diversity and challenges the norm as a step for the youth to become effective and responsible leaders.

Atom Araullo talks about social media journalism.| Photo by Charry Garcia
GYS is a summit that engages the Filipino youth into a broader mindset that will ready them for the future and encourages them to participate and impart their knowledge and skills in finding remedy to the society’s problems.

Speakers from all over the country like journalists Atom Araullo and Lourd De Veyra, President and CEO of TA Trade Advisory Group Anthony Abad, Entrepreneur Dustin Masancay, Habitat Ambassador Alex Eduque, and writer RJ Ledesma were invited to discuss economic, social, cultural and developmental aspects of leadership.

Students were given the opportunity to speak up and contribute to the summit by presenting their fresh and innovative ideas through their case challenges that tackled and solved issues about education, environment, technology and advocacy.

 AIESEC, the world’s largest youth-driven organization, aims to cultivate into the youth a global mindset that will lead them to become more socially aware and ready to face the issues that plague our global society today.

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