Fil-Muslim youth leaders undergo leadership seminar in Malaysia
Filipino-Muslim youth leaders began a leadership seminar in Malaysia's capital on Tuesday to strengthen Philippine-Malaysian ties and expand their knowledge on different cultures and beliefs.
Aged 15 to 18, the youth ambassadors in the first-ever Muslim Filipino Youth Leaders' Educational Tour will interact with representatives from Malaysia’s multicultural communities from November 22 to 25.
Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia J. Eduardo Malaya said on Wednesday that the program aims to "promote understanding and goodwill with their Malaysian counterparts" and teach the youth of the "values of moderation and tolerance of other cultures and beliefs."
"We hope that the participants would have a good experience and would share this to their fellow youth back home,” Malaya said.
The delegation will visit the Dewan Rakyat or the Malaysian Parliament, the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Global Movement of Moderates, and the International Islamic University of Malaysia.
Meetings between the youth leaders and their peers from various cultural and religious backgrounds will also take place between each location.
The youth leaders were welcomed on November 23 at the Philippine Embassy in Malaysia, where they performed a selection of Muslim songs and dances.
Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom) Deputy Commander B/Gen. Jose P. Cabanban led the delegation.
The Muslim Filipino Youth Leaders' Educational Tour was organized by the civil-military operations office of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in cooperation with the Embassy. —Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News