EduCity Leadership Summit 2021 (EdLeadS) featured Johor’s Chairman of Tourism, Youth and Sport Committee, Datuk Onn Hafiz bin Ghazi for a webinar session titled “The Johor Story – Youth Leadership Development, A Perspective from Progressive State”, exploring the various youth development initiatives with guest panel; EduCity’s Student Senate First President, Sarah Shevaun Ritikos. The hour long session discussed on the importance to develop leadership in every youth and how it could play a vital role later in these youths’ life.
Onn Hafiz shared about the youth initiatives under the state government which includes Iskandar Malaysia apprenticeship, career moves, Xtif Johor, Entrepreneur Enhancement Programme, Johor Sports Masterplan, rebranding of Institut Dato Onn and Southern Volunteers programme that calls for the youth to move the faithful works of charity all over Johor.
When asked if the Southern Volunteers programme would work with local Non-Government Organisations, Onn Hafiz said there are a lot of NGOs and individuals that would like to come onboard to step up to the plate when it comes to leadership. Not just by leading but by helping others as well. The Southern Volunteers platform helmed by His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Johor, Tunku Ismail Idris ibni Sultan Ibrahim are open to interested parties in joining them to help out at each district.
EdLeadS 2021 over the course of 5 LIVE series have garnered 1,035 views with 1,175 registrations from over 30 institutions. The universal topics engaged the attention of learners and leaders all the way from Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Philippines, India, USA, UK, Peru, Germany, Oman and even Egypt.
Interested parties can visit https://edleads.educity.com.my and participants will be presented with an e-certificate. The series is supported by Malaysia’s Ministry of Education and is running from 11th January to 11th February 2021.