Amplifier ’21 is Sri Lanka’s first-ever island-wide leadership development program conducted by AIESEC; the world’s largest global youth-run organization aiming to develop leadership potential in youth. This 3-month program commenced on the 19th of September 2021 and 250+ post A/L students were recruited as delegates for Amplifier ‘21 from all 25 districts of Sri Lanka as 10+ delegates from each district.
In addition to the skills development programs conducted at Amplifier ‘21, a Youth Forum on leadership also took place on the 28th & 29th of November 2021. This forum is open to any youth of Sri Lanka including undergraduates, school students, and after A/L students. The maximum participation is planned to be limited to 1000 participants. Those who are interested can register via the registration link that is available on the Amplifier Facebook page and the Amplifier website. AIESEC Sri Lanka aims to make leadership accessible for all the youth of Sri Lanka by recruiting delegates from all the 25 districts of Sri Lanka for this program.
Amplifier 2021 has been continuing over the course of 3 months from September to November with various events on several topics including the importance of leadership, motivational sessions, Personality Development and Personal Grooming, Presentation and Public Speaking skills, and an interview series where the delegates also obtained an opportunity to conduct one by themselves. All of these events were successfully concluded with the participation and guidance of prominent and talented personalities in Sri Lanka such as; Ms. Kasthuri Chellarajah; Group CEO – Hemas Holdings PLC, Ms. Keshavi Puswewala; Senior HR business partner corporate functions, T&O & employer brand lead – Unilever Sri Lanka, Mr. Kumar de Silva; Personality Development and Corporate Etiquette trainer, Mr. Hasintha Hewawasam; Social influencer, and Mr. Shuaib Ali; a Certified Skills Development Coach.
The alumni and active membership of the Member Committee of AIESEC Sri Lanka also contributed to the success of the events. Furthermore, several contestants from The Voice Sri Lanka also performed at some events.
Banuka Hathurusinghe, Country President, AIESEC Sri Lanka stated, “It is AIESEC’s single-minded focus to create strategic learning opportunities for youth in order to enable and develop forward-thinking and confident future leaders of the country. This is our invitation to Sri Lankan youth who believe that visionary and inspirational leadership can change the world, to join us.”