200 students to compete in All About Youth 2019 programme

200 students to compete in All About Youth 2019 programme

KUALA LUMPUR: Some 200 students from 50 secondary schools in five states will compete in Yayasan PETRONAS’ Sentuhan Harapan – All About Youth (AAY 2019) – a programme for Malaysian students to become agents of change by transforming their ideas into powerful solutions.

Acting chief executive officer of Yayasan PETRONAS Lita Osman said the participants comprise Form Two and Form Four students from Sabah, Sarawak, Terengganu, Melaka and Johor schools.

Themed ‘Reducing Carbon Emissions for a Better Future”, the students would compete to develop and implement sustainable community projects, supported by their teachers and Petronas volunteers.

“AAY 2019 includes a new feature, the Technology Toolbox, which allows students to develop a functional prototype to compete during the Chairman’s Circle championship in December, that offers a grand prize of RM30,000.

“All About Youth focuses on driving social innovation, providing students with tools and techniques to create solutions which will improve the well-being of society.

“AAY is also aimed at supporting the government’s 60:40 target ratio of STEM-Arts enrolment as well as the country’s aspiration to reduce carbon emissions,” she said in a statement today.

Lita added that Yayasan PETRONAS believes AAY 2019 would provide students with the skills on creative, lateral thinking and collaborative work to help them develop capabilities to become future leaders.

Since 2014, AAY has reached more than 200 schools and 4,600 students. More than 150 Petronas volunteers or ‘buddies’ have nurtured, tutored and motivated participants resulting in the successful development of 200 impactful community projects.

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