Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Activity.



Tomorrow will be the opening day of the GYS 2010.
Just so you know, there will be a lot of activities waiting for those who join our program.
And here, we like to show you guys on what have we planned for you.

Have you guys ever heard of flash mob?
Well, last Sunday, our team went to Bukit Bintang, KL, and organised a "pre-flash mob".
As you all know, in order to organise something for you guys, we also need to experience it all by ourselves.


We are the super team.

we stood for nearly 30 minutes.. like this.

Do you have what it takes to be the GYS's next top model?

Like seriously.
DO YOU DARE?
haha.

we shall watch and see!

20th of December 2010.
0830 - 1230 in front of Maybank and Pavillion.
Please wear WHITE!
:)
For any inquiries, you can contact Norhafizah at 0125506673

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Announcement.

hi everyone.!

just want to make an announcement.

for your information, the registration for GYS 2010 is officially closed.

Thank you to those who will be participating in the upcoming GYS 2010.
Meet you guys on the 16th ok!


For right now, we are in the process of adding the last touch to our symposium.

The GYS will start on the 16th of December 2010 until the 20th of December 2010 at University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

So.. i guess that's all for now.

Thank u!

cheers,
Admin.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Something to watch.

hello people!

just want to share with u you guys about this interesting video.
its about global warming.
Weng Yee finds it very interesting, so, i lets watch it.
:)





Friday, November 05, 2010

INFOS! INFOS! INFOS!

Hey there guys!

Sorry for the lame title, but i thought that i should come up with something that is relatively straight to the point but at the same time, rather important - as we are merely one month away from GYS'10!

As of now, we have heaps of participants already confirming their participation in the GYS'10! For those who aren't registered yet, what are you waiting for??

This also means that the Organising Committee is working around the clock to ensure that everything is set for the D-Day. Therefore, here's some important information regarding the fees for our aspiring and would-be participants out there!

The registration fee for participants outside Malaysia would be USD 150 (excluding flight tickets & travelling costs). The fee for participants within Malaysia would be MYR 200 (with accomodation) & MYR 150 (without accommodation) respectively.

For further information, you guys can download the documents at your right hand side. Or, you can always contact us at gysum2010@gmail.com. If you want a personal touch in terms of assistance (I hope I did not put it wrong there :P) you can always email Miss Ain Atikah Ali at moltxx@yahoo.com or our dedicated Director at mattaquinas@gmail.com.

Looking forward to see you guys!


Signing off,
THE AQUINAS

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Recent News: Environment.

Turning GARBAGE into MONEY

Few weeks ago, I became a volunteer for an environmental film event, namely Eco Film Fest 2010 in UM. The event was mainly about screening environmental films for the public for free in order to raise their awareness about the importance of conserving the environment. Well, other than helping out here and there, I actually managed to watch a few films. However, there’s this one film that gave me a large impact…GARBAGE DREAMS…

Do watch the trailer below to catch a glimpse of what the film is about…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b26dBL5tQPk&feature=related

Have you ever imagined that there are actually people in this world who rely on garbage to support their life???

Have you ever think about living in a garbage village???

Well, this is what happened to 60000 Zaballeen (Arabic for “garbage people”) that live in the world’s largest garbage village situated on the outskirts of Cairo. They survive by recycling 80% of the garbage they collect, creating what is arguably the world’s most efficient waste disposal system.

Do you know that garbage contributes to global warming??? Without recycling, garbage mixed with organic waste and green waste deposited at landfills can cause the emission of methane, contributing to global warming. A molecule of methane produces more than 20 times the warming of a molecule of carbon dioxide. When you consider its effects within a single decade, methane is 100 times as powerful as carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas!

So what are you waiting for??? All you have to do is to separate your household waste into organic waste and recyclable waste. Try to do composting with your organic waste and send your recyclable waste to recycling centre. Help reduce the amount of waste deposited in landfills. Together we can make the Earth a cooler planet… =)

~yeeyee~

Saturday, October 30, 2010

GYS 2010: The PROMO SERIES

Hey there guys!

Hope that everyone's fine =)

Newsflash: GYS 2010 is just around the corner!!

SO far we are receiving tons and heaps of encouraging response from our friends from all over the world. Do not miss out guys, take this opportunity to voice out and make your concerns heard! We are more than happy and honoured to have you guys over in Malaysia!

As this post title reads, we are currently going on a series of a promotional drive to publicise GYS 2010 - as one of the means to raise awareness on the global issues affecting our world today!

Guys, this is the montage concerning the issues relevant to this year's installation of the GYS. Please watch the montage, and we do hope that YOU can STAND UP, for the ones much less fortunate than us.






Signing off,
THE AQUINAS

video

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Recent News: Poverty.


Around the world, there are millions and millions people living without access even to the most basic necessities such as clean water, food and shelter. Poverty leads to the deprivation of many of the necessities that will affect a person’s quality of life. The picture below shows an example of how people are living in poverty.

http://www.wallpaper7.org/cele/cele6o.php?news=effects-of-poverty-in-the-philippines

Therefore, many actions are taken by various organizations and countries to eradicate poverty. I would like to pinpoint one of the goals stated in the Millenium Development Goals by UNICEF. The goal that I would like to highlight is the goal of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger which can be found here: http://www.unicef.org/mdg/poverty.html.

The article state that reducing poverty should and must begin with children. I would like to highlight a paragraph from the article.

One than 1 billion children are severely deprived of at least one of the essential goods and services they require to survive, grow and develop. Some regions of the world have more dire situations than others, but even within one country there can be broad disparities – between city and rural children, for example, or between boys and girls. An influx or tourism in one area may improve a country’s poverty statistics overall, while the majority remains poor and disenfranchised.”

Poverty will deprive children from experiencing a good childhood which will greatly affect their livelihood and future. Poverty takes away their rights to basic education, food, shelter and healthcare that will hinder them from achieving their full potential.

In short, UNICEF has done a lot in its efforts to eradicate poverty according to the article. To solve the lack of health care that children receive, UNICEF purchases and distributes vaccines to children in developing countries. More schools are also being built to cater to them. However, more can still be done to eradicate poverty. There are still many people living in poverty and not all of them had received help in improving their conditions.

This is where youths can help out. We are the agents of change. We should reach out and lend a helping hand to those who are in need of help.

I will now end with a quote by the President of the United States, Barack Obama:

"...the United States is leading an effort to reach out to people around the world who are suffering, to provide them immediate assistance and to extend support for food security that will help them lift themselves out of poverty. All of us must join together in this effort, not just because it is right, but because by providing assistance to those countries most in need, we will provide new markets, we will drive the growth of the future that lifts all of us up..."

— President Barack Obama.

-Jia Yiing-