The ASEAN Youth Leader’s Association (AYLA) organized the 3rd Advocacy Camp on August 28-30, 2015 at the Phillip’s Sanctuary in Antipolo, Rizal.
Over 50 delegates including representatives from Myanmar, Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia participated in the camp with the theme “ASEAN POV: Discover Yourself, Define ASEAN.” The 3 days was filled with workshops, exercises and teambuilding activities that tackle different topics related to the ASEAN youth.
Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales kicked off the first day of camp with his workshop on personal branding. He started by sharing his own story and experience on how he branded himself as the VoiceMaster in his career as a voice artist, and as a motivational speaker. He also shared his local and international experience as a youth advocate since he was 16 years old, and shared information about his advocacy organization, Voice of the Youth Network. Of course, the VoiceMaster showcased his voice acting talent by doing the voices of various cartoon characters.
Voice Care Philippines’ Executive Director Ada Cuaresma joined the VoiceMaster to conduct a mini-workshop on 10 steps to building your personal brand. The participants learned ways on how to be known for their own passion and advocacy, and how they can communicate it to others.
The workshop ended with inspiring words from the VoiceMaster, who encouraged the participants to act now and respond to their calling to be an inspiration to their fellow youth.