About the book:
Commemorating ASEAN’s 40th anniversary, YOUNG SOUTHEAST ASIA: 40 Inspiring Youths is a testament to the abilities and the excellence of the youth in this region, providing a glimpse into the bright future that awaits the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Young Southeast Asia – 40 Inspiring Youths narrates the stories and lives of 40 exceptional, inspirational, and interesting young individuals representing each of the ASEAN country members. While it exudes positivism, this book will help readers to realize that sometimes, the smallest step can be the biggest leap.
Coming from all corners of the region and with backgrounds as varied as the languages and dialects they speak, the youths featured in this book will show us that though diverse, they have noteworthy commonalities: the everyday heroism that they exhibit and the embodiment of the belief that neither age nor origins are limits.
Publication Date: 2007
Size: 229 x 229mm
About the author:
Paolo Benigno, or “Bam” to everyone who knows him, became Chairman of the National Youth Commission (NYC) of the Philippine Government from 2003 to 2006. He was only 25 years old, the youngest person in Philippines history to ever head a government agency.
While serving government, Bam also hosted Breakfast, a TV talk show for the restless and dynamic generation that emerged after People Power restored democratic processes in the Philippines. After his stint in government, he became involved with social entrepreneurship endeavors.
Bam was the President of Microventures, Inc., a company that services microfinance institutions and their borrowers. He also headed the TAYO Awards Foundation that