100 ASEAN Youth Celebrate USAID-Funder Volunteer Program with Ambassador

100 ASEAN Youth Celebrate USAID-Funder Volunteer Program with Ambassador
100 ASEAN Youth Celebrate USAID-Funder Volunteer Program with Ambassador

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia –Ambassador Carden joined the Malaysian Minister of Youth and Sports and the Vice-Chancellor of National University of Malaysia to celebrate the inaugural ASEAN Youth Volunteer Program (AYVP) with 100 volunteers from all 10 Member States.  Grabbing a microphone in a few minutes of down time before the formal program, the Ambassador addressed the youth informally, with volunteers representing all ten Member States sharing experiences which have left them seeing themselves as ASEAN citizens, working collaboratively with neighbors as eco-leaders aiming to make a difference locally and regionally. The Ambassador also announced a new grant for the AYVP program, which extends USAID support for launching the program region-wide in 2014.

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