Global Understanding for Sustainable Development (GUSD)
International Youth Exchange Programme
On Volunteerism and Experiential Learning between
India – Malaysia
India – Malaysia relations:
India–Malaysia relations refer to bilateral foreign relations between the India and Malaysia. Both states are full members of the Commonwealth of Nations, Asian Union and G15. India and Malaysia are also connected by various cultural and historical ties that date back to antiquity. The two countries are on excellently friendly terms with each other seeing as Malaysia is home to a strong concentration of Indian immigrants. On trade front their bilateral trade volume stands at $10.5 billion and is poised to reach $25 billion by 2020. From the lenses of Youth we have the responsibilities to build good relationship to foster peace, friendship & sustainable development.
Vision of the proposed Indian Youth
We believe this Knowledge Transfer Youth Exchange Programme India-Malaysia 9th Mar – 17th Mar 2018 will give an opportunity to unleash the potential of our India-Malaysia youth to empower themselves and community around them. This programme will help our fellow youth to create peace talks, civic responsibility, culture understanding, policy exchange, Management skills, communication, rich diverse experience, field visits etc. We see opportunity for youth to develop and engage with societal issues to be a part of new generation change agent
The Visiting Indian Youth will undergo various activities in Malaysia such as
∙Volunteering and participating in the knowledge sharing and service learning with the local communities
∙Exchange of knowledge sharing activities such as education, arts, culture, science political understanding
∙Training on Life Skills, Adolescent Health, Global Understanding
∙India-Malaysia Youth Dialogue
∙Exposure visit to institutions , interaction with political leaders and policy makers, understanding of youth development
∙Strengthening the Component of Volunteer-Innovate-Participate(VIP) programme aspects
The Indian youth will visit Malaysia on 09th March – 16th March 2018.
The Host Networks:
Perak State Government, Govt of Malaysia
The Perak State is the 4th largest state in Malaysia It is composed of 59 members representing single-member districts throughout the state. The current Chief Minister is Dato’ Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir.
Perak State Youth Council :
Perak Youth Council is a member state of the Malaysian Youth Council, which is the main stakeholder partner for youth development in Malaysia. Perak Youth Council welcomes future partnerships and collaborations with CYC, particularly in the area of youth development in Perak State.
Commonwealth Youth Centre for Innovation Leadership
The Centre was launched during the first ever commonwealth youth summit held at Malaysia during November 2017. The Centre has been inaugurated by Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, UK . The Centre will be an enabling platform to equip youth in skills development with digital creativity, technology and innovation which will up skill and upscale human capital to build competitiveness, drive economic and societal innovation, foster unity and cohesion and transform communities
The branch of Centre for Innovation Leadership has been launched during Road to Commonwealth Summit – December 2017 @ Audacious Dreams Foundation, India
Audacious Dreams Foundation: (India Focal Point )
Audacious Dreams Foundation (ADF),India aims to inspire, inform, engage, enable and empower youth for global understanding and sustainable development. ADF is working with many global, regional, national organisations, Inter governmental agencies, International NGOs, governments, for the development of youth, contributing for influential global policies, mainstreaming youth participation to achieve sustainable development goals etc. ADF has been working for the betterment of youth in India by delivering various youth development initiatives at national and local level by working with organizations, universities, schools, communities across India. ADF is working closely with international agencies and govts such as United Nations organisation (UNO), Commonwealth networks, SAARC, Rotary International, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Association etc.
Commonwealth Youth Council: (International Youth Partner) CYC is the officially recognized voice of the 1.2 Billion young people of the Commonwealth. It is the largest and most diverse youth-led organization in the world. CYC plays an integral role in advancing the youth development agenda and co-ordination of activities and policies of the Commonwealth in the field of youth. The council works for and represents the voice of all young people within the 52 Commonwealth nations.
Tentative proposed program during Indian Youth Visit
Knowledge Sharing & Volunteerism
∙Knowledge Sharing (English is Simple, Maths)
∙Volunteerism (Community projects in villages, schools)
∙Art and Culture (Graffiti, Painting Mural Walls, Cultural Dance)
∙Innovation & Technology
∙Visits related to understand political aspects of Malaysia with special focus to Perak State Government. Visits to selected Ministries including Youth & Sports.
∙Meeting with high level political leaders Prime Minister/Youth Minister/Chief Minister
∙Visits to parliament/assembly and youth development
∙Reception with Ministers, Indian High Commission, embassy etc
∙Visits to Heritage sites
Business, Networking and Partnerships
∙Creating collaboration, partnerships/Mou with selected institutions, organizations and departments
∙Networking opportunities for mutual growth
∙Creating space for Malaysia youth, institutions, organisations to visit India
India-Malaysia Youth Dialogue/Forum (one day)
∙Creating a forum space for India-Maldives youth to interact/learn/share including education, development, politics, best practices etc
Proposed institutions to be Visited
Ministry of Youth and Sports, Malaysia
Institute for Youth Research, Malaysia
Perak State Government Office
Malaysian Youth Council
Royal Commonwealth Society, Malaysia
Indian High Commission, Malaysia
University Putra Malaysia
Who can apply :
We welcome applications from young people between the 11-18 ages in adolescent category and 18+ Youth category to represent India in this Youth Exchange. Application from faculty coordinators, academicians, youth workers also most welcome.