The Malay College Youth Development Summit (MCYDS) is a programme worthy of its existence as it is an important platform in the development of human capital in line with the second aspiration contained in the National Education Blueprint emphasizing on the building of towering personality, character building as well as developing students with competitive outlook.
Through the history of the world, we find that the greatest heroes have always been those who have risked their lives in the defense of their country.
While the youth today enjoy their freedom in heritage, they must realize the amount of sacrifices the freedom fighters did without any second thought. And sad to say, we notice their sacrifices seem to have a very little value among the young generation.
As a true quote which says, “We realize the importance of a thing when it’s taken away from us”, this is the exact case with today’s youth. Most of them lack the sense of patriotism within them and failed to realize the true value of freedom. Though we should have patriotic feelings for our motherland, we should always avoid doing injury to others.
Keeping this in mind, the summit aims to encourage young leaders to do positives, good for his country and her people. A country needs all of us in various spheres. We must not only strive for our own good but for the good of the country as a whole. This patriotism is effective and practical, and this is the patriotism we should try to cultivate.
The goal of the program is geared towards the strengthening of the spirit of diplomacy by cultivating a sense of awareness among students in the region. The objectives of the program are as follows:
To create meaningful discussions and interactions among participants from different countries by facilitating and encouraging the process of healthy dialogues, exchange of ideas, viewpoints and intellectual offerings of differing perspectives over educational issues, matters of common interest and future directions in a wider perspective of worldwide issues.
To think globally, act locally – to enhance the participants awareness of their surrounding by providing a platform for them to carry out community involvement activities, thus enabling them to be valuable members of society.
To allow participants to hone their leadership skills through the spectrum of dialogues. Ample opportunities will be provided for participants to gain experience from and obtain exposure to various leadership fields.
To develop new network because it is a good platform for student leaders to meet, interact and explore the challenges and opportunities of young people and to strengthen existing regional education networks to spearhead educational excellence within the region. To achieve an objective of the NEB which is to develop human capital with first class mentality and a towering personality.