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Six Pinoys chosen as young Southeast Asian leaders

The Philippine Robotics Team garnered 192 medals at the recent 18th International Robot Olympiad held at Beijing and Grand Epoch City, Hebei. The medals consists of 19 golds, 19 silvers, 31 bronzes and 123 technical awards. The Philippine Robotics Team, headed by the team organizer and president Anthony Gabitan, president of Data Science and Technology Corporation, was composed of students from Calamba City Science HS, De La Salle Santiago Zobel School, Don Bosco Caritas, Espiritu Santo Parochial School, Gen. Pio Del Pilar NHS, Grace Christian College, Holy Child Catholic School, Jubilee Christian Academy, Learning Links Academy, Letran Calamba, Manila Cathedral School, MGC New Life Christian Academy, Pangasinan Universal Institute, Philippine Yuh Chau School, St. Mary’s College-QC, St. Peter The Apostle School, West Rembo Elementary School and Xavier School.

Six Filipino youth have been chosen as Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative delegates to the YSEALI Generation: GR3EN Workshop in Brunei Darussalam on Feb. 25-28.

Philippine delegate members Jeahan Anao Haron, Sarah Marie Gemanil, Mark Harris Lim, Miguel Paulo Mendoza, Paul Andrew Orpiada and King Jehu Radaza II are part of the 50 selected youth from 10 countries who will be attending four days of eco-entrepreneurship workshops focused on eco-tourism.

GenerationGR3EN will bring together 50 delegates (aged 20-35) from 10 YSEALI member countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.

The workshops are part of the initiative to develop a generation of “eco-entr epreneurs” with the knowledge and skills to launch environmentally-friendly green businesses.

Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from green business experts, explore tourism in Brunei Darussalam, connect with like-minded youth leaders, and develop innovative eco-tourism business plans.

The YSEALI Generation GR3EN Workshop is sponsored by the US Department of State, and funded through a Cooperative Agreement from the US Embassy in Brunei Darussalam for administration of the workshop and follow-on activities which have been planned through 2017.