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Asia Leadership Youth Camp

Asia Leadership Youth Camp

1st - 5th July 2019






This Camp is ideal for 15 - 19 years old students currently in high school or college (diploma or pre-university level).

Teaching Faculty: The Camp is led and facilitated by Teaching Fellows from Harvard University and other world renowned universities.

Key Benefits:

  • Build the skills needed to locate and apply to colleges and universities appropriate to their needs and interests;
  • ​Learn fundamental concepts and gain fresh insights on application strategies;
  • Improve their analytical and behavioral skills;
  • Develop a strong network of high-achieving peers from different countries, backgrounds, and schools;
  • Gain familiarity with Harvard’s state-of-the-art talent-training schemes;
  • Prepare to apply and enroll in the schools of the participants’ dreams;
  • Devise well-thought-out academic and career plans from university onward;
  • Develop greater confidence in themselves, for greater academic and professional empowerment; and
  • Produce potential statements of purpose and/or recommendation letters.

Venue & Accommodation :  
Sunway International School, Sunway City campus

Accommodation is included in the program fee. Participants are expected to stay in twin-share accommodation arranged by the organizer.

Student will be required to check-in to the accommodation on 30th June 2019 at 6pm.

Further Enquiries:




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Codi Caton

Codi began his career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Ethiopia, where he taught English and coordinated with the local community to implement various after-school education programs. During his time in Ethiopia, he also taught and collaborated with a group of diverse representatives at the African Union to improve English and communication skills. Upon completing his Peace Corps service, Codi returned to his home of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, where he taught Algebra, Geometry, and English and mentored under-served students as they applied for Universities. Codi is now pursuing his Ed.M. in International Education Policy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he focuses on humanitarian response and education in emergencies.


Haley Burns

Haley joins us from Cambridge, MA where she is currently studying International Education Policy at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her interests are in emergency education with a focus in child protection during times of crisis. Prior to graduate school, Haley was a secondary humanities teacher for six years. From an early age, she knew she would become a teacher, and spent hours as a child “teaching” her stuffed animals to read. She taught in Denver for two years before accepting a position at a catalyst language immersion boarding school in Guangzhou, China. From there, she moved to the Cayman Islands where she worked at the largest international school on the island and coached the high school debate team. Haley grew up in Colorado, has an affinity for animals, and enjoys outdoor activities, reading, and cooking.


Karishma Mhapadi

Karishma Mhapadi holds a Masters in International Education Policy from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. She is interested in scaling disruptive educational reforms especially across developing contexts. She has a background in education policy, pedagogy, training and leadership. Karishma has taught middle schoolers for two years in a public school in India as a part of the Teach For India fellowship and has worked as an Education Specialist with Affordable Private schools in India. She has also spent time in Kashmir working on community engagement initiatives with the Directorate of Education and the state government. In her spare time, Karishma loves to run.


Samuel Kim Hungsoo

Samuel Hungsoo Kim, a Korean national, is the Co-founder and President of the Center for Asia Leadership Initiatives (CALI). He is passionate about nurturing and empowering talent in Asia and runs over 42 programs annually, in more than 27 Asian countries, to help the region’s emerging leaders explore ways of being socially responsible as they face today’s complex challenges. His research and training focus on building social capital and trustworthy institutions; the effective use of power, authority, and influence; and negotiations, mediation, and confidence-building. To date, some 36,000 burgeoning and established leaders from the governmental, political, non-profit, and corporate spheres in Asia have benefited from his programs.

Prior to establishing CALI, Samuel worked in a wide range of sectors, from strategy consulting and social entrepreneurship to international development, politics, and government. He has worked for and with over 30 renowned organizations, including the United Nations, UNESCO, Samsung, and Toyota. He currently sits on the boards of three social-profit organizations and has served as a visiting fellow at the Asia Center at Harvard University and the Kellogg School of Management in Northwestern University. Samuel holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government; a Master’s in International Cooperation from Seoul National University; and an LLB in Law, International Politics, and Economics from Handong University. He is the editor of nine books and regularly writes opinion pieces and editorials.


Sarah K. Osborne

Sarah is a master’s candidate in International Education Policy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, focusing her studies on improved evaluation and dynamic management of international development projects and programs. She is particularly interested in how evaluation and data can be used continuously to adapt and better manage complex programs. Prior to HGSE, Sarah worked for an international development contractor to manage the implementation of international education programs across sub-Saharan Africa funded by USAID, the World Bank, and UNICEFF. Her interest in education stems from teaching Kindergarten in Thailand, following a bachelor’s degree in Global Studies and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 


Stefano Zordan

Born and raised in the North of Italy, Stefano moved first to Ireland after graduating from high school and then to Harvard to study at the intersection of philosophy and political theory. At Harvard he encountered the framework of Adaptive Leadership and it clicked with him for its systemic approach to complexity. He then worked as a teaching assistant and I became a member of the Adaptive Leadership Network. The following year, upon moving back to Italy, he created his own Adaptive Leadership firm, which has been working with universities, companies and the public sector to spread a more systemic vision of leadership. He also edited the Italian version of the book “The Practice of Adaptive Leadership” (2018). He is an eager traveler, loves music and history. 


Step 1: 
Please ensure that you have filled in your full and accurate particulars in the APPLICATION FORM HERE and answer these questions:

  • Tell us about yourself and your aspirations. 
  • Please describe/explain as clearly as possible what leadership means to you. 
  • Recount an incident or an occasion in which you experienced failure. Describe/explain as clearly as possible how and if it affected you, as well as the lessons you learned from this episode. 
  • If you have a story or background circumstance that is so central to your identity, please feel free to share with the Selection Committee.

Step 2: 
Please make full payment as per the instructions, and email proof of payment to

Step 3: 
Please also fill in the Health Record Form HERE and email it to 

Step 4: 
For participants under the age of 18, please complete the Letter of Consent HERE and email it to

Incomplete applications will not be considered for selection until all materials have been submitted. 

Step 5:
Wait for the Selection Committee to revert on their selection decision. This process will take 1-2 weeks, at most.
​You will be notified by the ALY Camp 2019 Selection Committee once your application has been approved

NoteDepending on the method of payment, we will need some time to verify that the payment has been credited into our account. Once the money has been confirmed received, we will issue a receipt for the payment. 

Please ensure that you have filled in your full and accurate particulars.

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Application Fee:

Normal Rate : RM 4,800 per pax
Early Bird Rate (by 15 May 2019) : RM 3,850 per pax
Group Rate (group of 3) : RM 3,850 per pax
Sunway Education Group Rate (SEG staff / students)   RM 3,850 per pax

Payment Method

Payment of the Application Fee can be made through either one of the following methods:

  • Over the Counter
    Cash or Crossed Cheque - payable to "Sunway Education Group Sdn Bhd
    • Please include on the reverse side of the cheque:
      • Student’s name
      • IC number
      • Telephone number
      • Indicate payment for : ALY Camp 2019
  • Online Payment
    ​Pay online at
    • Please fill up the following fields:
      • Student / Participant Name
      • Student / Participant IC / Passport Number
      • Contact Number / Tel / HP
      • Seminar / Workshops / Field Trips (enter amount)
      • Events : ALY Camp 2019
  • ATM / Cash Deposit Machine / Cheque Deposit Machine / Interbank GIRO / Telegraphic Transfer
    ​Maybank Account details
    • Payee name : Sunway Education Group Sdn Bhd
    • Bank name : Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank)
    • Bank address : 30-32, Jalan PJS11/28A, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
    • Account no : 012 316 401 449
    • Beneficiary ID :146440K

Please email your transaction slip as verification to and indicate payment for ALY Camp 2019.