We aim to build convivial relationships using the power of informal through activities such as arts and sports. Growing the SAYC alumni and creating friendships across South Asia is in itself seen as an objective.Readmore
The Blue Ribbon Movement (BRM), a Mumbai-based social enterprise that trains youth to be the leaders of tomorrow, conceptualized the South Asian Youth Conference (SAYC) in 2011.Readmore
The SAYC series has received very positive response from the South Asian youth. It has become a focal point for young, highly influential change makers to connect, collaborate and build relationships.Readmore
The South Asian Youth Conference was born out of a vision for a peaceful South Asia, led by young leaders. It is a journey of building capacity, conversations and (most importantly) connections between youth across borders.
Over the years, we are becoming a family of leaders who can decisively contribute to shaping the future of South Asia. After starting in 2011 (Bangalore), we travelled to Islamabad (2012), Khatmandu (2013), Online (2014 and 16) and Colombo (2015).
And now, the movement comes to Afghanistan!!!!
South Asian Youth Conference (SAYC) 2017, Kabul will highlight the shared interests of youth across South Asian countries in art and culture, gender mainstreaming and its interpretations in South Asian context, and violence and youth in South Asia to build a more peaceful and culturally diverse region and promote economically strong ties among South Asian countries.
The South Asian Youth Conference (SAYC) Kabul 2017, will be a three-day event, which has been designed to be dynamic, positive space where 100 youth delegates from across South Asia can interact and exchange mutually-beneficial ideas. It will be a platform to allow the youth to showcase and express fruitful cooperation and coordination in promoting peace, equal rights for all, culture and diversity through art and end to all kinds of violence against youth.
All thematic days will include workshops, panel discussions, guest speakers and working-groups to cover centric themes of:
1) Art and culture;
2) Gender mainstreaming and its interpretations in South Asian context;
3) Violence and youth.
All days will start with morning reflections and setting expectations; followed by panel discussions and workshops with experts and other activities. Each panel discussion will invite experts from diverse backgrounds to bring in a variety of perspectives on every topic.
Everyday after lunch, at unconference sessions we will invite participants to conduct discussions and workshops on topics they are working on or are passionate about. All the participants will be divided in to families of 10-15 led by a family leader. Each night after dinner, families could share with each other how their day was, what they liked the most, etc to build stronger relations among participants. Eventually, we hope that every evening will conclude with music jams and singing sessions. In our experience, family time often continue till late night in form of passionate debates on politics, culture, justice, arts and politically-incorrect discussions. This is environment we hope to cultivate at #SAYC2017Kabul.
Over the last 6 years, we have convened in person and online, weaving a family of rising leaders who are on their way to becoming a powerful force for a peaceful South Asia.
The 5th South Asian Youth Conference, organised from 11-15th December 2015, concluded successfully at the Horizon Campus, Malabe, Colombo – Sri Lanka.
South Asian Youth Conference was a unique example in organising online. The event was a great success with more than 50 participants joining various sessions throughout the day from even far off locations such as Swat Valley in Pakistan.
The conference, jointly organised by The Association of Youth Organisations Nepal (AYON), and The Blue Ribbon Movement, India
In 2012, the SAYC conference moved from India to Islamabad, Pakistan. HILA Pakistan, the National Lead Organizer, along with the Blue Ribbon Movement took the conference to the next level. Describe HILA in 1 line.
SAYC held its first conference in IIM-Bangalore, India, with a theme of Peace, as expressed in three levels: peace within, within people and with the environment.