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50 Young ASEAN Volunteers Gather in Indonesia for Disaster Resilience Program
Fifty young volunteers from 10 ASEAN countries have gathered for four weeks in Bandung, Indonesia, to participate in the annual ASEAN Youth Volunteer Program (AYVP) supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). For the month of August, participants will learn about natural disasters, how to mitigate risks, and build resilience. Participants will also work directly with communities on risk mitigation activities, including an earthquake preparedness drill.
“AYVP brings together emerging leaders from across the region to build a sense of community through knowledge sharing among ASEAN youth and to cultivate knowledge of disaster risk mitigation,” said Nils Bergeson, USAID ASEAN Affairs Officer. “If a disaster strikes, the ASEAN community, including young people, will respond.”
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