“Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence and inspiration.”
― Robin S. Sharma
We as AIESECers are committed to engage in global and community initiatives that facilitate leadership development experiences for youth. We actively strive to create a positive impact on the world to shape it for a better future through our exchange and membership opportunities. The impact we create is immeasurable, spreading across continents and developing thousands of young people every hour. Yet, what if there was a way to relive the life-changing experiences we have facilitated for the past few decades?
Marking a milestone: AIESEC Sri Lanka Impact Portfolio
The AIESEC Sri Lanka Impact Portfolio was initiated to serve as a Digital Archive of the impact we have created and facilitated as a Youth Leadership Development Organization for over 25 years. The Impact Portfolio aims to showcase the leadership experiences we have facilitated through our cross-cultural exchange opportunities, Engage with AIESEC initiatives and member development programs, all on a single platform.
AIESEC Sri Lanka, established in 1995, has been leading change through cross-cultural exchange centered leadership development to drive this country for the betterment of youth in the future. With a history spanning over 25 years, the Portfolio marks yet another milestone in our journey of developing young leaders.
This initiative will serve as an engaging touchpoint for AIESEC in Sri Lanka, our membership, our alumni, our partners and the youth to recognize the impact we can create as an organization, teams and individuals and drive more purposeful initiatives and partnerships in the years to come.
The Impact Portfolio is an innovative addition to our national website https://www.aiesec.lk/, showcasing the impact created by the Incoming Global Volunteer Exchange Projects aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Engage with AIESEC initiatives facilitated by our seven local entities. It will also feature national Initiatives organized and executed by the Member Committees and National Organizing Committees such as Youth Speak Forum, Islandwide World’s Largest Lesson and Global Village just to name a few.
The portfolio will recognize the community development, educational, environmental conservation and cultural initiatives we have executed and will include an array of project or event details, metrics and creative showcasing. It will demonstrate the value addition of activating leadership and contributing towards the Sustainable Development Goals with AIESEC to youth and our partners. In addition, the cross-cultural understanding, fresh and innovative perspectives and the values an AIESEC exchange or membership exchange can develop, as showcased here, are essential to the betterment of the world and our country. It will no doubt be a source of inspiration for more youth and like-minded organizations to join hands with us to create an even greater impact.
The Leadership Activators and Impact Creators
“Genius is in the idea. Impact, however, comes from action!”
— Simon Sinek
Every new idea requires the strength, collective effort and action of a dedicated team of passionate individuals to create an impact. The AIESEC Sri Lanka Impact Portfolio is the result of over 25 years of developing young leaders through our exchange and membership opportunities. Thus, it is imperative that we recognize and appreciate the young leaders who have steered the development of our organization and its efforts and took on the roles of creators, innovators, storytellers and wordsmiths to bring this initiative to life.
The Impact Portfolio is a result of the collaborative efforts of,
- Member Committees of AIESEC in Sri Lanka, past and present
- National Organizing Committees and Support Teams
- AIESEC in University of Colombo
- AIESEC in University of Kelaniya
- AIESEC in University of Moratuwa
- AIESEC in University of Sri Jayewardenepura
- AIESEC in University of Ruhuna
- AIESEC in SLIIT
While we recognize and thank each individual who has contributed to the effort to showcase our impact to the world, we are confident that this initiative will serve as a touchpoint for them to further our organization’s purpose, realize their potential and lead the change.
“Each person has the potential of making a positive impact on the world. It all depends on what you do with what you have.”
With the Launch of our first-ever Impact Portfolio, we hope to share our organization’s vision of Peace and Fulfillment of Humankind’s Potential with aspiring young leaders and like-minded organizations and strive towards creating more impact, influence and inspiration.
If you are eager to be one of the first to witness the launch of our Impact Portfolio, set yourself a reminder with our Facebook event page and stay tuned!