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AEN and Hands-On Institute's Project Presented at Asia Pacific Future Leader Conference 2017

December 11, 2017



Asia Pacifiic Future Leader Conference (APFLC) was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from the 6th to the 10th of December 2017. More than 300 youth participants from 20 countries in Asia and the Pacific attended the conference with the theme “The Next Leaders for SDGs”.


One of the sessions in the conference was AIBI Talks, a participant-led activity that allowed selected youth leaders to share their projects related to the achievement of United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. Abad Enriquez of Asian Education Network was chosen to present Cultural Adventure to Nepal, a study tour designed by Hands-On Institute to teach sustainability and social inclusion through learning by doing.


Marie Rogel, an alumnus of Hands-On Institute, was also present at the conference. She shared her experience of being part of a similar program in 2016 and encouraged other APFLC participants to join AEN and Hands-On Institutes' Cultural Adventure to Nepal.


"Hands-On Institute's programs bring together students and professionals from different parts of the world who would like to understand how sustainability is perceived and practiced in local communities in Nepal. It is a life-changing adventure that will expose you to the country's wonderful culture, great outdoors, and kind people. You will witness firsthand the transformative power of knowledge sharing, open communication, and intercultural experiences, and leave the program humbled and inspired," said Rogel.


Ramis Rauf, a university lecturer from Indonesia, was one of the many participants who warmly received the presentation. Rauf said, "I am really inspired to go to Nepal with my friends to join this educational tour. It seems like a great activity for students and teachers. I hope to get the chance to