Now Hiring: Press & Partnerships Officer, YOUTH ’09

If you are good with people and connections, and would like to get involved in something for three months, take this opportunity to apply for the role of Press & Partnerships Officer for YOUTH ’09, the second in a series of annual youth festivals organised by YouthMalaysia.

According to Khailee, who is a main player in YouthMalaysia (and various other projects) alongside founder Joel Neoh, this role involves liasing with media partners to handle pre- and post-event publicity and coverage, as well as liasing with program partners that are presenting events at YOUTH ’09. To qualify:

  • You have excellent spoken and written skills in English.
  • You possess outgoing, social, positive, youthful energy.
  • You possess your own transportation
  • You must be available full-time from 15th October till 31st January
  • You are willing to learn, do whatever it takes to MASTER this role
  • Must be not older than 30 years old (this is a youth-for-youths event after all)

Experience in media and public relations is a bonus, but not necessary.

If you’re interested, send your CV to Khailee at by the 18th of October 2008.


    Pop!Tech Fellowships – Now Open

    Pop!Tech, a conference on social innovation, technology, and making a difference (as well as all its other related activities and networks), has opened up applications for their Social Innovation Fellows Program – and they are particularly interested in young people (under 35 years) and those from outside the USA:

    Fellows will participate (all-expenses paid) in the 2008 Pop!Tech conference, the visionary annual gathering of thought leaders and change agents that will convene October 22-25, 2008 in Camden, Maine. Fellows will also take part in a unique, in-depth leadership and skills development program that will cover areas that are critical to success in creating “big bet” social programs, such as strategy, technology, communications, fundraising, media relations, digital storytelling, and how to take initiatives to scale, led by some of the world’s most successful social entrepreneurs and renowned specialists. Fellows will also have year-round access to Pop!Tech mentors and a network of support to aid in the advancement of their ideas, projects and collaborations.

    Fellows will be selected based on their proven track record, as well as their interest in and high potential for generating significant cutting-edge, multidisciplinary, and socially beneficial innovations in fields such as education, energy, technology, global healthcare, development, environment, human rights advocacy, media, journalism and related fields.

    Nominations can be made here and the selection of Fellows will be made on a rolling basis (so they process them as they come in). There isn’t a closing date, though I’d imagine they’d choose all their fellows before October.

    Young Malaysian Entrepreneurs WANTED for upcoming eBook

    Daniel CerVentus, co-founder of Ideapreneur and myself are looking for 21 candidates to be featured in our upcoming eBook about young Malaysian entrepreneurs.

    We are looking for the following:

    • Malaysian – doesn’t have to be a citizen, but has to be connected to Malaysia in some way
    • Age 30 and below by 31st Dec 2008
    • Self made or revolutionary in an an existing business/organization – for profit, non-profit, social enterprise
    • Highly respected in their industry
    • Have great passion for what they are doing.
    • A great example what Malaysia have to offer.

    Please send all your suggestions to Daniel or myself before 14th February 2008. Thank you!

    Know a kick-ass indie designer/event manager/promoter?

    (cross-posted to EducateDeviate, Wanna Be A KP, and Facebook)

    I’ve got some plans to develop EducateDeviate further (to make it more self-sustainable) as well as to boost my chances at getting KaosPilots funding.

    To do that, I need help with the following:

    • Web design and development – particularly those who can take my list of “I need my website to do this, that, and the other” and develop a nifty CMS that makes the job easy (more details later) while keeping to a certain aesthetic.
    • Graphic design, particularly for postcards and brochures – I have ideas, I just can’t design all that well
    • Event management – someone who can take my ideas and work out how to make it happen
    • Promotions/marketing/publicity – the maven who can get all that above OUT THERE
    Now I am a simple college student, which means I don’t have thousands of dollars to spend on this endeavour. (I was looking around yesterday and one company quoted $15,000 for a simple website. DUDE. I could go to UWP again and have change with that money.) However, I would love to support indie young up-and-coming artists/designers/practitioners. I’ve been doing that with fashion and I want to do that with more aspects of my life.

    I’m looking for someone who can relate to all this as personal projects – too many other options I’ve seen assume I’m a business and get into business-speak. I want someone that’s human. Someone creative and daring. Someone who would pull me out of my box. Someone young is a bonus.

    Know anyone who fits this? Are you willing to help? Drop me a line.