The Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology (NEUST), the Philippines, headed by their President, Dr Feliciana P. Jacoba was recognised as a partner institution of the ASEAN Foundation in the ASEAN Data Science Explorer and supporting institutes of higher learning. Since last month, the university conducts a series of ASEAN Data Science Explorer enablement sessions for trainers, faculty and students.
What does it mean to be ASEAN change-makers?
Let me answer this question by sharing my personal encounter with them during my monitoring trip for the eMpowering Youths Across ASEAN (EYAA) programme in Battambang Province, Cambodia.
This is what happened with Siriphone Siriphongphanh, a Laotian student who is majoring in Accounting at National University of Laos and Business Administration at Lao-American College, when she decided to take part in the ASEAN Foundation Model ASEAN Meeting ( AFMAM ) 2018.
“Doesn’t matter if we did not win this competition. What matters is that we have made people aware of this problem and sooner or later people will move together to solve it. – Team Dok Champa (Alouny Senduangdeth and Chanthakone Rattanavong)
Meet Alouny Senduangdeth, a member of team Dok Champa from Lao DPR. Together with her team mate, Chanthakone Rattanavong, she joined the ASEAN Data Science Explorer 2018 and became one of the 10 regional finalists in the competition. Being an economics student, Alouny admitted that she had no idea what data analytics is when she signed up. However, when she found out that data analytics can be harnessed to provide data-driven solutions to create a better society, she made a decision to join the competition then and there.
For Ah Khee Chel, the ASEAN Youth Video Contest was the highlight of his 2018 as the contest gave the much-needed exposure and opportunity for him to improve his skills in video making.
With no particular background in data analytics, Syuria Hashim and Wafie Noordin from Universiti Teknologi Brunei took the challenge to join ASEAN Data Science Explorers (ADSE) 2018. They said that even though they are new to data analytics and SAP Analytics Cloud software, which is a software that is mostly known by the business and computing background, they would like to be exposed to data analytics because it's needed for the job of tomorrow.
Meet Ek Rithy Chesda, our enthusiastic #AYVC2018 finalist from Cambodia! For Chesda, the most memorable moment of the 4th ASEAN Youth Video Contest would be the time he got the privilege to be directly mentored by distinguished Horea Salajan. The color grading tips and tricks that Horea thought will be something he cherishes the most.
Meet our distinguished finalist from Indonesia, Nada Celesta! For Nada the 4th ASEAN Youth Video Contest was a good opportunity for young film makers to improve their skills beyond their boundaries.
Meet our talented Second Runner-up, Thi Nguyễn Lê Minh from Viet Nam! The warm-hearted young filmmaker from Viet Nam sees the 4th ASEAN Youth Video Contest (AYVC) as an astonishing playground for ASEAN Youth to connect and dynamically growing together in the filmmaking realms.