Once again, it was a great opportunity for Prince of Songkla University to be a co-organizer of the AFLES program, which was a thirteen-day interesting program for student leaders from universities in the ASEAN region. This is the sixth endeavour in bringing partner universities under one program, aiming to enrich their students with leadership capabilities. This program intended to create a networking platform for participants to share ideas and knowledge on critical issues of higher education, leadership and student participation to aid in policy making and create a sustainable tomorrow for the young generation.
In terms of PSU, there were 30 students from Hat Yai, Pattani, Trang, and Phuket campuses selected to participate in this program held from 22 July – 3 August 2018. During the program, all participants had the chance to attend a wide variety of leadership lectures and visit many Malaysian tourist attractions, such as Kuala Lumpur Petronas Towers, Putrajaya, Shah Alam I-city, and Mekala city. They also participated in activities in Thailand, for instance, PSU Walk Rally and an Ecotourism lecture in Thailand.
In addition, there was a presentation session titled “Community Services” for all delegates to show what exactly and how they did community services to serve the society. Also a stage for each country’s delegates was made available, in order for them to present their own country’s culture via exhibitions and performances. Especially, it was a great chance for PSU students’ team to be the winner of this presentation competition similar to last year.
According to the theme “Building Leadership for Sustainable Tomorrow”, the university students who attended this program can bring all new gained knowledge to adapt to their daily life for a sustainable development and to become a good leader with leadership skills in education and society in the future.