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Bringing youth to the forefront of development in KYDO’18

KUCHING, Nov 30: The city is fast-transforming into a cosmopolitan destination with a plethora of artsy and cultural events over the last few years.

Adding to the state capitals’ vibrancy recently was Kuching Youth Day Out (KYDO) 2018 at the Kuching Waterfront.

Organised by Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (AZAM) and youth volunteer group AZAM Young Souls, the outdoor portion of the two-day event featured a slew of young bloods in the local fashion, beauty and arts industry as they performed and showcased their talent in various sessions and activities throughout the day.

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Engaging youths via vibrant, inclusive KYDO’18

KUCHING: Over the last five years Kuching city has seen the exciting emergence of various youth outfits centering on career, 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.

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Community, youth leaders attend Randau Digital Workshop

MIRI: Some 190 community leaders, members of village security and development committees (JKKK), local entrepreneurs and youth representatives took part in Randau Digital Workshop held at a leading hotel here on Friday.

The one-day workshop themed ‘Towards a Digital Community’ was organised by Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) in collaboration with Angkatan Zaman Mansang (Azam) Sarawak and Miri Resident Office in line with the state digital economy development strategy.

The programme was the second in a series of workshops to promote digital inclusivity.

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170 Miri JKKK members to attend Randau Digital

KUCHING, Oct 24: Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) in collaboration with Angkatan Zaman Mansang (AZAM) Sarawak is organising a one-day workshop called Randau Digital themed “Ke Arah Masyarakat Digital” (Towards a Digital Community) in Miri on Oct 25.

Azam in a press statement said that this workshops is one of the ways to ensure that Sarawakian communities are well-equipped to participate in the fast-transforming global economy brought on by advancements in digital and communication technologies.

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Sarawak talents deserve chance to shine – AZAM top official

KUCHING: Sarawak talents must strive to be the best that they can be and compete with their counterparts throughout the country.

In this respect, Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (AZAM Sarawak) board member Dato Norhyati Mohd Ismail believes that the locals deserve the chance to shine.

“We want our talents to become real players and directors – among the best in Malaysia,” she said at the closing of AZAM Sarawak’s workshop on content creation themed ‘Telling Sarawak’s Stories’ at a hotel here recently.

Norhyati, however, admitted that the main constraint is funding.

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State government urged to help local creative talents

KUCHING, Dec 16: Nurturing the state’s creative industry to be among the best in the country as well as in the region, will require the Sarawak government to lend a helping hand to aspiring local filmmakers, entrepreneurs and undergraduates in this field.

Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (AZAM Sarawak) board member Dato Nurhyati Ismail said now that the state is moving toward a Digital Economy, resources and technologies for the creative industry would now be more accessible to these creative people; however, the cost would pose a problem for most to even start a project.

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Polishing the Young Guns

BORNEO 744 on November 18 was filled with youth of different passion, each with the fiery intensity to perform the talents laid in the heart of each of them. There were a group of boys and girls feeling the winds through their hair, the same wind that touches their face as they rode on their skate boards, up the ledge, despite falling down multiple times, the same many times they stood up and continued on. Such is also a description, that is best to describe the youth that participated in AYCLive@Borneo744, an event to bring out the best in them despite their differences.

There are also those exhibiting their love for fast cars, and building them, as well as those who love cosplaying their favourite anime characters. Meanwhile, also were were those that have a passion for handicrafts as they sat at their booth explaining to those interested in the how-to of creating crafts.

The programme known as AYC (AZAM Youth Central) Live@B744 is an urban youth programme introduced by Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (AZAM Sarawak) to provide a platform for local youths to engage in current development programmes and activities. This particular AYCLive@Borneo744 is the first of the AYCLive series to be held outside AZAM Youth Central since its first introduction in 2013.

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250 to attend AZAM-Yayasan Sarawak rural youth programme

KUCHING: About 250 participants will attend a one-day rural youth outreach programme organised by Angkatan Zaman Mansang (AZAM) Sarawak in collaboration with Yayasan Sarawak this Saturday in Pakan, Sarikei Division.

They comprise Form 5 students of SMK Julau and SMK Pakan, and some school leavers. The event, called ‘Jejak Aspirasi Belia’, aims to provide an avenue to expose rural youths to self-development opportunities in education and career development.

There will be sessions by Yayasan Sarawak on their scholarship programme and by the Centre of Technical Excellence Sarawak (Centexs) on technical education opportunities.

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Sarawak komited ngemansangka ekonomi digital

KUCHING: Sarawak enggau naka ulih deka ngubah sosio-ekonomi nengeri tu niji sebuah ekonomi digital (DE), ke nyadi sebagi ari pemerat strategi ngenyampatka bungkur DE di nengeri dalam kandang beberapa taun ke deka datai berengkah ari daitu.

Menteri E-Dagang, Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh madahka dalam beberapa taunt u ke udah, Sarawak udah ngaga mayuh macham strategi sereta program pemansang dikena ngenyampatka pemansan sosio-ekonomi nengeri tu.

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‘Enhance technopreneur culture among youths’

KUCHING: The technopreneur culture among youths in Sarawak today needs to be improved because they are still lacking in the right technopreneurship and entrepreneurship attitude and skills, said Minister of International Trade and E-Commerce Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh.

He pointed out there are now emerging pockets of innovative and creative youth enterprises especially in the F&B (food and beverage) sector, in ICT (information and communication technology), in hospitality and creative sectors (artpreneurship) particularly in urban centres such as Kuching.

“A systematic approach and the relevant mechanisms would be necessary to reach out to such independent start-ups who may not be well informed on where to go for advice or support,” he said when opening a technopreneurship programme jointly organised by Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (AZAM Sarawak) and United States Embassy Kuala Lumpur held at a leading hotel here yesterday.

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