Ambassadors address social change in YouthSpeak campaign

Update: July, 10/2016 - 09:00
Lương Thế Huy, an activist for the LGBT community, is one of the ambassadors with the YouthSpeak Ambassador Campaign. — Photo courtesy of the YouthSpeak organiser
Viet Nam News

Seventeen young people are taking part in the YouthSpeak Ambassador Campaign, which encourages youth to dare to take action and initiate positive societal change. 

Among the outstanding ambassadors are Lê Nguyễn Thiên Hương, who has created a project to protect the World Natural Heritage site Sơn Đoòng; Lương Thế Huy, who  fights for the rights of the LGBT community; and Hoàng Đức Minh, who has designed the Action4Future project. 

The campaign is part of the Youth for Sustainable Development Goals – YouthSpeak 2016 project, organised and developed by International Youth Organisation AIESEC in Việt Nam and the Việt Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

It is based on the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

The project consists of platforms for people aged 18 to 24 in HCM City, including the ambassadors campaign, YouthSpeak Contest, YouthSpeak Forum and an Opportunity Fair.

Of the platforms, the Youth Speak Contest is among the most important event designed to solve problems related to violence against children in Việt Nam, according to Phạm Phú Vinh, chairman of the project. 

The contest has three rounds that will take place from July 1 to October 15 with a range of activities, including selection of qualified teams, training and analytical studies, and solutions presented to execute their ideas.

Two people will be selected to present their projects at the ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur in November. — VNS