Eleven 4th-year high school students from Claret School of Quezon City (CSQC) took not only their school’s pride but also the country’s as they took part in the Asian Young Leaders Convention (AYLC) held at the River Valley High School in Boon Lay, Singapore last July 12 to 18, 2012.
The group from CSQC was composed of Leandro Anton Castro, Nathan John Gatchalian, Juan Antonio Magalang, Juan Paolo De Vera, Vincent Abellar, Paolo Jose Bobier, Romell Ian de la Cruz, Jose Rafael Toribio, Jude Pius Tamayo, Lean Angelo Cacatian, Victor Deoferio. They were accompanied by their Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs, Mr. Jose L. Cuya. They joined the estimated 1,800 student leaders from different countries across Asia, such as China, Vietnam, South Korea, India and host country Singapore, not only to develop their leadership skills but also to learn and interact with other cultures.
Juan Antonio Magalang, one of the Claretian delegates, said, “The AYLC gave me the opportunity to interact with people all over Asia and build international bonds with them. It also gave me the chance and honor to represent my school and country in this international convention.”
This year’s AYLC marked the 5th year of said convention. The young leaders’ gathering was focused on values-based leadership. Forums were organized in which political figures in Singapore like Minister Lim Swee Say and Minister Teo Ser Luck took part. There were also Leadership and Character Development (LCD) Training, and Experiential Learning Journeys.
Aside from the CSQC participants, Filipino delegates from the Singapore School of Manila also attended the convention.