We are incredibly grateful and honoured to have been nominated by the National Youth Council to receive the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) in ASEAN Award. The award is given out to youth and youth serving organisations in ASEAN member countries that have implemented sustainable programmes, projects and activities that may be replicated by other organisations.
From 17 July to 21 July 2017, in conjunction with the ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Youth (SOMY), Angels of Impact represented by our 2 Co-Founders Audrey Tan and Laina Greene, as well as our Innovation and Business Development Manager Bryan Lum, also participated in the ASEAN Youth Forum held at The Sultan Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia.
This award is especially meaningful to us as Angels of Impact strives to serve the ASEAN community by working together with women to alleviate poverty in the region. The meaningful connections and insights gained throughout these past week will certainly go a long way in achieving the UNSDGs of No Poverty; Gender Equality and Responsible Consumption and Production. We were also honoured to have had the opportunity to contribute to the ASEAN Joint Youth Statement where our Co-Founder and CEO Audrey, raise a greater emphasis of UNSDG #5, gender equality in ASEAN, to impact more girls and young people in the proliferation of social entrepreneurship.
The week was filled with many insightful discussions and moments of inspiration as we participated in thought-provoking workshops, panel sessions and networking sessions. We were glad to have the opportunity to share our experience with social entrepreneurship with the community. We were also really excited to connect with like-minded individuals from Mynmar, Laos, Cambodia and the ASEAN states, who share our vision of creating a more sustainable and compassionate world.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our community of Angels for your neverending support and love. This award would not have been possible without you!
As the event draws to a close, we remain ever-committed to our mission and we will continue working hard to create a world without poverty in unity with women.
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With the Singapore contingent, Silat stars, Shakir Senior and Shaykir Junior, team from NYC and MCCY