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Applications being accepted for PH immersion youth participants

/ 01:54 AM May 28, 2016
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FYLPRO alumni at a meeting in New York City. INQUIRER FILE

WASHINGTON, DC – Applications are now being accepted in the search for 10 “outstanding next-generation Filipino Americans” who will participate in an immersion program in the Philippines to meet key government and civil society leaders and learn about efforts to overcome the challenges facing the country.

The Filipino-American Youth Leadership Program (FYLPRO), now on its fifth year, will be conducted in the Philippines from November 24 to December 2, 2016.

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FYLPRO taps outstanding young Filipino Americans who are active n their respective communities and want to be part of the Philippines’ growth efforts.

In partnership with the Ayala Foundation Inc. (AFI) and the FYLPRO alumni association, the annual immersion program in the Philippines gives youth leaders the chance to meet and have discussions with thigh officials and policymakers, leaders of industry, legislators, media, artists and cultural experts, entrepreneurs (both traditional and social), as well as innovators in different fields.

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Much of the participants’ expenses, including airfare, accommodations, local transportation, and meals will be shouldered by program sponsors.

The youth-oriented project was launched in 2012 by Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. and Mrs. Ma. Victoria J. Cuisia,

The Philippine Embassy and Consulates General in the United States will conduct the search in their respective jurisdictions for individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • No younger than 25 years old and no older than 40 years old by 24 November  2016, the first day of the 2016 Immersion Program;
  • Ready and capable of traveling to the Philippines, arriving in Manila by Wednesday, 23 November 2016 and departing no earlier than 02 December 2016;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills within their school, community, workplace or other areas of involvement; and
  • Have potential or demonstrated involvement in the Filipino community, or in issues and/or activities that align with the interest of the Filipino American community or the Philippines.

For the first time, the application process is made accessible online through http://fylpro.org/apply/. The deadline for the submission of complete application is Sunday, 24 July 2016 at 11:59 p.m. (Hawaii-Aleutian Time Zone).

“Now on its fifth year, FYLPRO has proven to be quite effective in grooming new leaders who will shape the future not only of the Filipino-American community, but also of Philippines-US relations. The forty alumni have spearheaded many impactful projects and I strongly encourage all qualified young Filipino-Americans to add to their number,” Ambassador Cuisia said.

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