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Engaging youth in state’s development process through vibrant and inclusive KYDO’18

KUCHING: Over the last five years Kuching city has seen the exciting emergence of various youth outfits centring on career, the arts and culture, building communities, carrying out community service in the form of volunteerism, social consciousness and modern and innovative enterprise – a trend not seen before.

To carry forward this momentum Angkatan Zaman Mansang (AZAM) Sarawak and youth volunteer group AZAM Young Souls are providing a platform to bring together these diverse groups to interact, synergise, and produce ideas on future efforts through their youth programme Kuching Youth Day Out 2018 (KYDO’18), a two-day event from 9-10 November 2018.

The first day of KYDO’18 held at a local hotel here from 9am-4.30pm will involve a series of seminar sessions by young changemakers and entrepreneurs to inspire discussion, generate fresh knowledge, motivate the youth and spark off new initiatives by the participating youth.

In the first session titled “Young change makers in transforming today’s socio-economic landscapes” Faisal Hassan (a strategic marketing and technology development company founder and CEO) and Alcila Abby (eco-warrior, beach cleaner) will share how the youth of today can leverage on digital tech to make a living as well as contribute to social change.

“Arts & Culture: Turning Creatives into a career and business/social enterprise” moderated by representatives from HAUS KCH will feature artists from various mediums such as Angelina Bong (visual artist and spoken word poet), Lance Vun Vui Khien (photographer), Ho John Cris Panganiban (hip hop dance instructor, singer, choreographer) and Leonard Siaw ( muralist, street artist).

In the “Impact of Socio-cultural Influencers on Youth” session moderated by The Champions, panellists Cyril Dason (web designer) and Dalton Yeo (videographer), will share their experiences as content creators and expound on the impact of digital influencers and youth community activists on today’s youth in terms of mindset, social consciousness and enterprise.

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDeC) will also be providing a sharing session in “Introduction of Global Online Workforce” where participants will learn how this digital platform will assist Malaysians on how to leverage on crowdsourcing platforms to generate digital revenue consistently and on a full time basis.

Meanwhile, Day 2 of KYDO’18 from 9am to 11pm at the Godown Amphitheatre is an exciting day of back-to-back activities and exhibits. To start the day with energy, join the Zumba session from 9am-10am, followed by a Creative Makeup Competition and other con-current activities such as live arts, dance competition, quiz competition, conceptual photography session, and buskers.

Other activities to entertain yourself with as you walk down the Kuching Waterfront will be the arts exhibition, flea markets and K-Wheel Riders.

Thrill your senses with the night session where you will be entertained with the mini concert KYDO 2018 which will showcase local talents in various mediums such as the modern dance performance, fashion shows, acoustic performance among others.

The objectives of the programme are to bring together Kuching youths from diverse backgrounds and interests to converse, perform and play together as part of a healthy lifestyle and social interaction, to get local youths to talk about current social and economic trends with a view to encourage the younger generations to contribute ideas and recommendations on moving forward; and to help provide a stronger unified front for the youths to be heard, to be engaged and included in the state’s development process.

It is hoped that this programme will drive youth development for Kuching and, Sarawak as a whole, to the next level, capitalising on Sarawak’s own unique gifts and strengths.

For more information on KYDO’18, contact AZAM officer-in-charge Mohd Wasli Mohd Ismail at 082-411799

AZAM sertai jerayawara belia “Digital Inclusivity” anjuran UKAS dengan kerjasama SMA di Mukah

Angkatan Zaman Mansang (AZAM) Sarawak telah mengadakan pameran bersempena dengan  Hari bersama belia Mukah dalam Ekonomi Digital anjuran Unit Komunikasi Awam Sarawak (UKAS) dengan kerjasama Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA)  pada 10 Oktober 2018 yang lalu. Tujuan program ini dijalankan adalah untuk mendekatkan fahaman ekonomi digital dalam diri belia Mukah.

Program satu hari ini melibatkan sesi ceramah daripada wakil Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) iaitu  Encik Hazwan Razak yang memberikan Pengenalan kepada Ekonomi Digital sekaligus memulakan sesi 1 bagi program, tersebut, manakala  sesi 2 pula  diikuti dengan pembentangan daripada Tuan Safari Bin Ali, Timbalan Peguam Besar Negeri, Jabatan Peguam Besar Negeri Sarawak yang membincangkan topik berkenaan dengan Ordinan Minyak dan perlombongan & MA63 diikuti dengan sesi 3 yang dikendalikan oleh Saudara Haris Abdullah yang membicarakan tentang testimoni Usahawan Berjaya dan bagi sesi petangnya pula adalah sesi Townhall  “Digital Inclusivity With The Youth” bersama YB Yussibnosh Balo, ADUN N57 Tellian, YB Abdul Yakub Arbi, ADUN N58 Balingian dan YB Dato Hanifah Hajar Taib, Ahli Parlimen P213 Mukah

Booth Pameran AZAM Sarawak melibatkan pengenalan kepada AZAM Sarawak, bidang tugas, dan kumpulan sasar yang menjadi tumpuan kepada aktiviti dan program yang dijalankan oleh AZAM Sarawak. Selain itu, terdapat juga Kuiz dan permainan yang melibatkan ekonomi digital dijalankan oleh Sukarelawan Belia AZAM yang dibawakan khas dari Kuching untuk bersama-sama memeriahkan lagi majlis ini. Tambahan pula, pihak AZAM turut berkesempatan menemubual beberapa belia Mukah yang aktif bagi video pendek yang akan dihasilkan untuk mengetahui pendapat dan pandangan daripada mereka mengenai bidang ini yang akan dimuat naik ke siaran Youtube AZAM iaitu AZAM Online TV.

Selain AZAM Sarawak, terdapat beberapa agensi lain yang turut mengambil bahagian, antaranya seperti Pustaka Negeri Sarawak, Pusat Internet Kluster Mukah, Centex Dalat,ICATS dan PPKS Mukah, Kelab Seni Belia Mukah, Ajakcut Barbershop, QM Services, Hasiah Henna Art dan Usahawan Mikro Kebajikan (UMK) Mukah. Sebanyak 300 orang belia Mukah mengambil bahagian. Mereka terdiri daripada belia dari sekitar parlimen Mukah meliputi kawasan Balingian, Telian dan Dalat, Pelajar dan kakitangan Politeknik, Uitm, PPKS, serta guru-guru dari Pejabat Pendidikan Bahagian Mukah.

Mukah merupakan lokasi pertama dan program ini akan diadakan di Sri Aman dan Lawas pada bulan November 2018 nanti menurut pihak penganjur.

SMA-AZAM Digital Inclusivity campaign kicked off in Limbang

LIMBANG, Sept 6: In efforts to ensure that Sarawakian communities are well-equipped to participate in the new digital economy, the first in a series of Randau Digital Sarawak workshops themed “Ke Arah Masyarakat Digital” was held yesterday (Sept 5) in Limbang as part of the state’s initiatives to ensure digital inclusivity across Sarawak.

Organised by Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) in collaboration with Angkatan Zaman Mansang (AZAM) Sarawak, about 100 participants comprising community leaders and members of the Village Development and Security Committees (JKKK) from Limbang Division attended.

The workshop focused on familiarising and educating grassroots leaders on development strategies and trends under the digital economy agenda as well as equipping them with the relevant knowledge and networking to enable them to mobilise their communities to initiate activities that promote and nurture digital economy.

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Batu Danau assemblyman Paulus Palu Gumbang was the guest of honour for the randau session on “Peranan pemimpin dalam menggerak masyarakat akar umbi ke arah ekonomi digital” which allowed participants to discuss the future of digital economy in the Limbang division.

“There are many opportunities under digital economy for us to explore, especially in terms of agriculture in Limbang where we are lacking in manpower,” said Paulus, adding that it was difficult to find workers in Limbang, citing cases where farmers or smallholders had been struggling to maintain their farms and collect their produce due to this shortage.

“There are some initiatives where automated irrigation systems have been applied to solve these kinds of problems,” Paulus continued, adding that this kind of automated farming and fertigation could be applied to other crops such as chilli.

He urged participants to also take advantage of free platforms like MyBazar or social media to sell their local products for a wider market reach.

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The workshop began with seminars from experts and government representatives Unimas Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology dean Dr Johari Abdullah and Sarawak Administrative Officer from Kuching District Office Suraijah Zainol as well as sharing sessions from successful industry players like apparel and accessories entrepeneur Neng Kho Razali and agro-based entrepreneur Reman Apon.

The breakout sessions in the afternoon covered four key areas: capacity-building, e-tourism, digital entrepreneurship and agriculture and agro-based ventures.

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The sessions were conducted by representatives from Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Sarawak (MTACYS), Department of Agriculture Sarawak (DOA), Limbang Resident Office, Kuching District Office, AZAM and local industry players.

The next workshop is scheduled to be held in November for Miri Division.