NYC Indonesia Attended OIC Youth Day Held by the ICYF and Turkish Youth and Sport Ministry

NYC Indonesia attended OIC Youth Day. (Photo: NYC Indonesia)

Ankara – Chairman of the Indonesian National Youth Council (INYC) - Turkiye Representative Board Fauzul Azhim together with 2 other members representing Indonesia attended the Islamic Cooperation Organization (OIC) Youth Day activities organized by the Turkish Ministry of Youth and Sports in collaboration with the Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF) and also the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Sunday, 3 September 2023.

This activity was attended by several high-ranking organizational officials and Turkish government officials. Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports H.E Dr. Safa Koçoğlu, ICYF President H.E. Taha Ayhan, Director General of Education, Research and Coordination at the Turkish Ministry of Youth and Sports Erkan Samiloglu, Director General of the Cabinet at the ICYF Secretariat Yunus Sönmez, President for Turks Abroad and Related Communities H.E. Mr. Abdullah Eren, OIC Director General of Cultural, Social, and Family Affairs H.E. Dr. Amina Obaid Al Hajri, and Director General of SESRIC. H.E. Zehra Zümrüt Selçuk attended this series of activities.

This event, which was held at the Turkish Ministry of Youth and Sports' education facilities, was held for three days from Sunday to Tuesday, 3 to 5 September 2023. The first day there was a seminar session on "Volunteerism" to instill a high spirit of sincerity in contributing on any occasion to the participants.

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On the second day, participants visited research institutions under the OIC, namely the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Center for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) and held meetings with OIC officials and discussed youth growth in the OIC member countries. Apart from visiting SESRIC, the participants also visited the Turkish People's Representative Council Building or Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi to get to know the legislative activities taking place in Turkey. The third day was the closing which was closed directly by the Deputy Minister Dr. Safa Koçoğlu and ICYF President Taha Ayhan.

The OIC Youth Day celebration was also attended by youth participants from various countries under the OIC member-state. A total of 52 participants consisting of 22 women and 30 men from 46 country representatives participated in this OIC youth event. Indonesia was represented by 3 young people; Fauzul Azhim, Arya Alifa Mukti and Hafiz M Farras as also a part of NYC Indonesia.

The President of Indonesian Student Association in Turkiye 2022-2023 Fauzul Azhim said that this event was very important and had a positive impact on the development of youth and the nation’s future.

“This is a positive event for us and our future as a young generation. Apart from knowledge and experience, we also obtain a high quality of international networks. They are all selected youth participants, and we are all fully funded here" said Fauzul.

“I believe that youth are the determinants of the future of a nation. How we educate and prepare youth is how we design the future. So, we must give our attention to their development. We also would like to thank ICYF as a member organization of the OIC and the Turkish Ministry of Youth and Sports for organizing this tremendous event" concluded Fauzul.

In line with this statement, the Director General of Culture, Social and Family, Y.M. Amina Obaid dhan Al Hairii in her opportunity encouraged young participants to be able to create their own challenges and opportunities to develop and maximize their existing potential.

"You as a young generation have 2 choices, whether to wait and face the existing challenges or create the challenges and opportunities itself. You must be able to create opportunities to develop your existing potential and maximize it" explained Dr. Amina.

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