The youth organization Next Generation Leaders (NGL) has bared through its official Facebook page its plans to hold an event in Vietnam next year, just a few days after its first event in the Philippines entitled “Next Generation Leaders Forum” drew to a triumphant close.
The announcement came from a Facebook post dated November 29, 2019 by Aries Balanay, one of the event speakers. Balanay referred to the event in Vietnam next year as a continuation of the youth organization’s world tour.
In November this year, the NGL held a series of talks on business sustainability, social responsibility, and happiness in various private and public schools and organizations across Luzon. The talks were graced by international speakers from three countries, namely, Aries Balanay from the Philippines, Rigzin Regal from Bhutan, and Giuseppe Ferrara from Italy.
Over the course of its last event, the NGL visited the following schools: Las Piñas East National High School (LPENHS), Asia Pacific College (APC), Colegio de San Juan de Letran (CSJL), De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB), and Republic Central Colleges (RCC). It also held a forum for the Truth Advocates Youth Organization (TAYO), a youth group based in Pampanga.
The event proved successful in providing its audience, which are mostly students, with an opportunity to learn from experts, brainstorm their ideas, and voice their opinions through healthy discourse. The forums began with the speakers passionately sharing each of their stories and distinct advocacies, and ended with substantial question-and-answer sessions.
The first speaker, Italian businessman Giuseppe Ferrara, talked about “Tourism 4.0,” a fresh take on tourism that he himself engineered. He also shared tips on business sustainability and innovations. In the latter part of the event, Ferrara also shared the adversities his personal business faced, along with the strategies he used to overcome them.
The second speaker, Filipino social entrepreneur Aries Balanay, talked about the roles he played in several socially-inclined Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). He tackled the importance of social responsibility, urging the audience to join his cause by explaining how being socially responsible benefits both benefactors and beneficiaries.
Lastly, Bhutanese motivational speaker Rigzin Regal discussed the importance of happiness particularly among the youth. In most of his talks, he talked about the values being upheld in Bhutan, a country considered by many as the happiest in the world.
The event was supported by WhenInManila.com, Light TV, Young Entrepreneurs Association (PYEA), Truth Advocates Youth Organization (TAYO), Zonta Club of Las Piñas, International Academy for Continuous Education (IACE), Rotary Club of Intramuros, Folium Multimedia Productions, Lido Sabbia D’Oro beach club, and Metro Manila Jaycee Senate Inc.
Vietnam is just one of several countries that the NGL plans to visit in the coming year. The list also includes Bhutan, Thailand or India, and Italy. The youth organization also seeks to have its first international summit in Manila by next year.
The Next Generation Leaders is a nonprofit organization composed of young leaders ages 18 to 40 who are engaged in creating sustainable programs that create positive impact on local and overseas communities. Its mission is to hone leaders of the next generation and stimulate their commitment to making the world better.