Inspiring Lankan youth for 20 years
Association internationale des étudiantsen sciences économiques et
commerciales, simply known as AIESEC, which will be marking 20 years in
Sri Lanka next months, invites the alumni, the current leadership bodies
in Local Committees, expansions and partners to celebrate the occasion
at an event organised at the Water's Edge in Battaramulla, under the
patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremenayake.
which aims to develop leadership potential of youth through experiential
learning, volunteer experiences and professional internships, is the
world's largest non-political, independent and not-for-profit
organisation run by students. AIESEC includes over 100,000 members in
126 countries and territories enabling youth to participate in
international internships by filtering the exchange participants through
various competency and expectation levels.
"We are glad to note that AIESEC will be marking 20 years of
developing the potential of youth, making available international
opportunities and inculcating professionalism through experiential
learning," said Samith Yasas Siriwardana, President of AIESEC.
AISEC in Sri Lanka was initially established in 1995. Today, AIESEC
functions in University of Moratuwa, University of Kelaniya, University
of Colombo, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, University of Peradeniya,
University of Ruhuna and other higher education institutions: Sri Lanka
Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT).
Since its inception, AIESEC in Sri Lanka has inspired thousands of
young people to pursue pro-social causes through volunteering
experiences and community service projects. By connecting skills with
expertise, the AIESEC internship programs have helped the youth to
perceive careers in challenging working environments, assisting the
companies to grow and reach out to new markets. Thus, AIESEC in Sri
Lanka, over the 20 years has developed global leaders through
experiential learning, volunteer experiences and professional
internships enabling both employers and organisations to connect with a
network of talent.