Sias students invited to 2nd ASEAN-China Youth Forum

Monday, September 25 – The 2nd ASEAN-China Youth Forum was held at Zhengzhou University on the 21st and 22nd of September. The Forum was sponsored by the ASEAN-China Center, Henan Province's Ministry of Education, Zhengzhou University. The Forum had members of the ASEAN-China Center's Department of Education, ASEAN Embassy officials, as well Chinese and South-East Asian students from universities across 11 provinces in China. The goal of the Forum was to facilitate exchanges and discussions. South-East Asian students from Sias International University were invited to the Forum and delivered keynote speeches.


Students at the 2nd ASEAN-China Youth Forum were split into 4 groups – ASEAN-China Social Work and Community Development, Community Volunteer Service, Social Work and Voluntary Service for Specialized Development, and Community Volunteering and Youth Participation. Sias student, Devina Laurensia Joewono, from Indonesia, delivered a speech titled, 'Nurturing the Spirit of Community Volunteering'. A Laotian student at Sias, Mixaiyalath Souphalin, spoke on 'Community Volunteering and Youth Participation'. Sayakone Thavisouk, also a Laotian student delivered the closing speech at the Forum.


The ASEAN-China Youth Forum included theoretical discussion as well as field trips. Through discussions and exchanges, Chinese and South-East Asian students have improved their understanding of each other and hope to contribute to relations between China and ASEAN nations.

Sias students were invited to speak at the 2nd ASEAN-China Youth Forum in Zhengzhou

Laotian student, Sayakone Thavisouk

Laotian student, Mixaiyalath Souphalin

Indonesian student, Devina Laurensia Joewono

Field trip

Field trip

Group photo

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