Hanoi, Vietnam

The Kectil Program held its very first Kectil Southeast Asia Conference! The conference was attended by  twenty-seven Vietnamese youth and one Kectil Colleague joined us from Laos!

The conference was moderated by Sherry M. Knowles, Founder and Executive Director of The Kectil Program. We were also pleased to have Kectil Senior Mentor and Youth Representative, Mr. Joel Odota, from Uganda give a presentation and assist with discussions. Mr. Odota a co-founder of the Lamwo Youth Forum for Change, a youth-led initiative in Lamwo District, Uganda to train young leaders in governance, business and entrepreneurship, and public management gave a session on what its like growing up in Uganda and shared with the youth present how he’s making a difference as a youth leader.

The Kectil Program was enthusiastic to meet the youth leaders to discuss issues in Southeast Asia and brainstorm ways they can make a positive difference.