APUCEN International Youth Volunteer Awards 2017

The APUCEN International Youth Volunteer Awards 2017 was initiated to honour, recognise and acknowledge active youth volunteers who are committed to sustainable community engagement activities. The award also aims to increase awareness of the importance of volunteerism and community care among students and youth (balancing the knowledge and character of the next generation). Through this award, we hope to help kickstart APUCEN Students Chapter to boost APUCEN membership and most importantly to encourage teamwork and cooperation among students and young academic staff.

Each award came with a cash prize of USD3,000, a trophy and a Certificate of Appreciation from APUCEN. The judges for APUCEN International Youth Volunteer Awards were Professor Dato’ Dr. Adnan Hussein (Universiti Sains Malaysia), Professor Dato Dr. Mohd Ismail Abd Aziz (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia), Professor Madya Dr. Abdul Malek Abdul Karim (Universiti Utara Malaysia), Dr. Nazarudin Zainun (Universiti Sains Malaysia) and Professor Emeritus Chris Pratt (Australian College of Applied Psychology). Overall, a total of 61 applications from various institutions has been received from seven countries namely Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Pakistan, South Africa, Indonesia and Thailand for all 7 awards honoured in this programme; Youth, Health, Women, Education, Environment, Entrepreneurship and Open Award.

The award presentation was presented during the opening ceremony of the 3rd APUCEN Summit 2017, held at Hotel Jen, Penang, Malaysia on 20 April 2017. The award was presented by the Honourable Minister of Higher Education Malaysia, YB Dato' Seri Idris Bin Jusoh.

Category Winner Project Title Sponsor
Youth Universiti Sains Malaysia RLE J-Force Mobile Carwash project Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Japan
Education San Pedro College, Philippines

'Sexuality Education with Love For the Youth (SELFY): An advocacy Against Teenage'.

Toray Industries (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
Environment Universiti Putra Malaysia

Vermicomposting Of Vegetable Wastes To Promote Green Technology

E&O Property (Penang) Sdn Bhd
Entrepreneurship Universiti Tenaga Nasional Tripolis USAINS Holdings Sdn Bhd
Special International Medical University Chariofare Tenaga Nasional Berhad