The Australia-ASEAN Youth Forum is a full-day program designed to deepen students' understanding of the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia's relationship with the region through role-play.
In this active learner-centred exercise, students represent and simulate a meeting between the leaders of Australia and the member nations of ASEAN. Throughout the day they have the opportunity to present their countries' position on some of the issues they, as nations and as a community, are facing; and discuss and propose solutions to these issues. The aim for students is to reach mutually agreeable solutions as delegates, through negotiation and consensus building.
This year 12 QAHS students took part in the one-day forum representing two member nations of ASEAN. In a change to proceedings, the forum took place online using communication tools such as Microsoft teams. Schools from across Queensland logged on to debate and discuss issues relating to education and social equity, economic growth and digital technologies.
Kimberely Climo, Skyla Fick, Harrison Hanley, Sasha-Lee Kuzamonv, Candice Liu and Jackson Youngman represented the Nation of Brunei.
Kelly Chan, Mai Hirovanaa, Zhuominna Ma, Celeste Nutley, Nya Piamrojanaphat and Chanel Raju became delegates for the Kingdom of Cambodia.
The day was enlightening and served to highlight the issues faced by ASEAN nations. QAHS congratulates students who took part and look forward to learning from their experience.
Mrs Rachael Hart
HOD Global Learners