‘Light A Spark’ session
We co-curated the ‘Light a Spark, Make a Change: Skills for the Next Generation of Social Entrepreneurs’ interactive session alongside AVPN. It explored ways to prepare young people for life after school in an ever-changing world. It also looked at how social enterprise can be used as a practical way for young people to develop skills in key areas, such as; creativity, financial literacy and leadership.
The session was designed around the theme of The Asian Decade and around the statistics: there are 750 million young people aged 15 to 24 years in the Asia Pacific – that’s 60% of the world’s youth. This means these skills are even more vital to the development of nations throughout Asia, as explored by Jakira in an article for AVPN.
Of the session, Naina Batra, CEO of AVPN said:
“At AVPN, we are delighted to work with Social Enterprise Academy to create opportunities for young people to develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills to help them unlock their potential. Over half of the world’s youth live in Asia and many of them face enormous challenges in terms of employment opportunities, poverty, and lack of education. This program empowers young people to take charge of the future and gives them the skills to build better economic outcomes for themselves and their communities.”
We were grateful for our amazing panel who gave some invaluable advice about their own career journeys, their inspiring personal stories resonated strongly with the audience. The session received a wave of positive feedback, take a look at some of the key takeaways from the session below. These wonderful graphic recordings were created by Yasmin: