Tuesday, May 23, 2006

More Fairs & Camps

The way I look at it, youths today have plenty of opportunities to take part in various enriching extra-curricular activities organised by many different parties and organisations. If you are worried that you are being typecast as a nerdy straight As student, you just need to open your eyes a little and you'll find that there's so much more to do out there. Here's a list of some of the activities you can take part in.

1. Cathay Pacific International Wilderness Experience 2006

Two lucky teenagers will get their chance to participate in the wilderness experience this year as Cathay Pacific Airways Limited has launched the 12th chapter of CXIWE. Two Malaysian youths aged between 16 and 18 years old will be selected for this project, which will take place from Aug 22 to 30 at Botshabelo, South Africa.

The Malaysian ambassadors will be flown to the South African wilderness to join more than 50 youths from South Africa and Asia Pacific Rim countries for the nine-day ecological project.

Application for the Cathay Pacific International Wilderness Experience 2006 opens now! For more information, please click here.

In addition, you can read more reports from former participants at Tinkosong.com.

2. Youth Science Camp 2006

Well, for those less adventurous but interested in stuff beyond school work should be interested in the Youth Science Camp to be held at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia next month.

The Youth Science Camp will provide an environment in which participants are exposed and challenged academically through exciting lectures, visit to hi-tech laboratories and hands-on experience. The participants have the opportunity to challenge themselves physically and mentality in an extensive outdoor recreational activities and motivational programmes as well as to share their knowledge and experiences. They will have the opportunity to interact and communicate with a diverse society of guests, academics, researchers and other participants as well as establish interaction with others.

Lim Yang Li, a former participant at the Camp concluded that:
All in all, this program is definitely good for aspiring scientists/ science aficionandos. The first hand experience of handling these equipments as well as seeing and participating in research works will definitely ignite the love for science. Lastly, the certification received will also help you stand out.
Read more of his review of the Camp at TinKosong.com. You may obtain more information at the YSC website. The application form can be downloaded here. Do hurry as the registration dateline is 26 May 2006.

3. Levi's 501 Day

Err... ahh... what has Levi's got to do with education fairs and camps? Well, 501 Day festival is held in May to showcase youths' passions and hobbies. This can run the gamut from performance skills such as DJing or music, to businesses, to activism, to projects, to concepts… anything at all!

Hence alternative education afficionado, Tiara has taken the initiative to set up a booth at the event to promote alternative education activities. She is also requesting for assistance with the booth to help set up, run the booth and contribute alternative materials. You can email her @ divabat @ gmail.com.

There you should get to find out more about all the interesting things she does with Up With People and more. Other stuff will include study abroad programmes, Raleigh International, alternative schools etc.

So, those with a bit of time on a lazy Sunday afternoon, make a trip to Zouk, Kuala Lumpur:
  • The Educated Deviants: Learning Differently
  • Date: Sunday 28th May 2006
  • Time: 2 pm - 12 am
  • Venue: Zouk KL, Malaysia (walking distance from KLCC)
  • Free entry for all ages
So take care and have fun!

6 comments:

malaysia is no future country 1 said...
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Anonymous said...

Hmmm...posting on the wrong thread?

Tiara said...

thanks tony! :)

Anonymous said...

hi tony & kian ming,

fine blog you've got here..very
entertaining as well as eh..
of course educational..

i'm searching to do MBA..not sure maybe M Phil..

BTW..the science lecturer was angry
when her Form One student answered "Nothing"
..becos she asked " What's the Matter?" She expected the young chap to say " Air " tho she knows it could mean " Water "....

..now who's confused?

Tiara said...

Here's another one:

AFS Malaysia & US State Department teaming up to give youths 15-18 an opportunity to participate in an intercultural homestay program in the US for 6 months. State Dept giving full scholarships for all participants. To apply, get forms from http://afs.org.my/ Apps close 31st May.

Andrew said...

Application deadline for the AFS thing has been extended to mid-June.

And the fully-sponsored program's only for Form 5 students this year. (Form 3-4 students can't probably miss 6 months of school. :) )