Monday, May 19, 2014

Youth Leadership Program 2014 @ Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus

The Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) is a programme designed to inculcate communication and leadership skills amongst the youth. This year, D’Utama Toastmasters Club recently conducted the YLP on 29 & 30 March 2014 at Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus. Steven Lai was the Chief Coordinator leading the team who ensured the success of the programme. We saw 18 young participants taking part in the YLP.

Tarcayani was a mentor on the YLP and had this to say: “'When I first signed up to volunteer for the YLP, I did not know what to expect for this was my first experience being involved in the YLP. I was told that I will be mentoring a group of young people ranging from 12 to 18 year olds who are generally shy and require some nurturing to break away from their shells. But little did I know that these youngsters could teach me plenty and reinforce my belief that everyone has a story to tell. From the ice-breaking session to the feedback session at the end of day 1, I was astounded at the tremendous growth in them. A profound incident that touched me was that one of the participants who barely uttered a word during the ice breaking session ended up sharing an inspirational story that aroused real emotions at the end of the day. To me personally, the YLP experience has taught me that everything can be learnt if you are willing to try. Just like the young children who broke out of their comfort zone and spent their weekend to grow and learn public speaking skills. I was inspired to break away from my own shell and experience new things. The YLP is definitely an experience not to miss as it is a great opportunity to help young people to better themselves and in doing so becoming better individuals ourselves.”

Bing concludes as follows:

We learn,
We share,
We grow,
The learner learns,
The learner shares,
We learn and grow together!