Achievement At Glance
Since August 2018, we have directly reached 600 young people, representing 100% of our 2018 commitment (17% of our total commitment until 2025). The launch year was a test to assess the demand for 21st-century skills in ASEAN and run our prototype curriculum and methodology before expanding in 2019.
In 2018, we partnered with major industries to conduct our pilot bootcamp for 21st-century skills in the Philippines. Our 50 alumni became trainers in our partner local community as part of the “Young Bridging Leaders Community Innovation Lab” for the 12-15 high school cohort. In this program, 5 youth-led projects emerged: local transportation rating app, biogas, solid waste management, education literacy, and youth mental health. We provided seed capital for the winning team. All of the projects were accepted by the local municipality and included in their local development plan with the aim of becoming the leading municipality for youth empowerment in the Philippines.
In early 2019, we gained official endorsements from the National Youth Commission of the Philippines and the Ministry of Youth in Malaysia. We are in the process of coordinating with the Ministries in Cambodia and Indonesia.
Currently, we are preparing a bootcamp for 21st-century educators in Singapore.
The strategy is to establish AYC hubs across ASEAN by partnering with existing NGOs and social enterprises in ASEAN countries to implement the training program, and to mobilizes financing for operations through the SAYF fund with private or public sector support.
AYC's approach to 21st-century skills training builds on the Innovative Teaching and Learning (ITL) Research's 21st Century skill rubrics and study on the most effective models for professional development.
AYC applied this research to youth leadership practice to make a relevant framework and workshop design for 21CS application, anchored on SDGs In line with AYC's vision to enable youth as partners for sustainable growth in the region.
The design and conduct of the training are contextualized based on the demographic segment of the trainees (ie. highschool, university student, young professional, youth in poor rural/urban areas) and available resources.
The expected outcome: Each individual is able to apply 21st-century skills in carving their own leadership pathway towards contributing to the SDG they care for the most. This makes it meaning or purpose-driven.
The graduates of the training volunteer to conduct free 21st-century skills training to our partner communities as part of their commitment.
Graduates' evolving stories are published in our community blog, where they periodically edit it as their leadership progress in their school, workplace, or communities. This captures the dynamic nature of leadership.