Wyncent Halim, a Law Student at UGM, succeeded in coming third in the Young Speaker’s Contests which was held by the ASEAN University Network (AUN) at National University of Singapore (NUS) from 22 to 26 May, 2017.
The speech competition was entitled “ASEAN+3 in An Era of Global Uncertainty: Responses and Optimism”. It was part of The 17th AUN & 6th ASEAN+3 Educational Forum & Young Speakers’ Contest agenda. It was attended by 46 students from 23 universities in 10 nations which were ASEAN members, plus China, Japan, as well as South Korea.
Meanwhile, UGM sent two delegates to the competition. They were Wyncent Halim (Faculty of Law) as the representative for Young Speakers’ Contest and Pralampita K. Mudifah (Diploma of Medical Record) as the representative for the Educational Forum.
Wyncent said it was not easy to come third in the Young Speakers’ Contest. Before competing in the final round, he had to compete with the other 22 participants through several selection stages. All participants had to deliver their speeches for between 5 and 7 minutes in the elimination round.
“Six out of 23 participants were chosen from the elimination round to advance to the final round,” said Wyncent on Monday (29/5) in UGM.
Those six finalists were from Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, Philippines, Thailand, and China. In the final round, they were given 1 hour to prepare an impromptu speech which would be delivered in 5 minutes with a further 2 minutes for a question and answer session. The topic given was “If You Were The Future Leader of Your Country, What Would You Do to Steer Collaboration with the East Asian Countries so as to Bring Peace and Prosperity to the Region?
“I am very grateful to have finished third in this prestigious competition,” he added.
Meanwhile, Pralampita said she cooperated in a team with the other participants based on each participant’s country. Each team was required to present their country’s profile by discussing three main issues which were security, economy, and living environment.
“The result of the forum is the Youth Joint Statement which is submitted to the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Youth,” said Pralampita.