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Unilever Sri Lanka hosts Sparks 2019

With a strong desire to create a platform that nurtures youth ambassadors from all corners of the country, Unilever Sri Lanka recently, steered the Youth Forum for the 6th consecutive year. The Youth Forum is held annually, where the seminar is organized and implemented by youth ambassadors who represent a multitude of leading universities and educational institutions in Sri Lanka.

Held under distinctive themes every year and mirroring the values upheld by the Unilever brand, this year’s Youth Forum was driven under the theme ‘Diversity and Inclusion.’ The keynote address was delivered by Marine Biologist and Educator Dr. Asha De Vos, which was followed by a number of highly interactive and engaging sessions including a panel discussion by seasoned industry experts.

200 selected undergraduates from universities across the country participated in the youth forum, where talks and discussions revolved round the undergraduate’s life, inspiring and enlightening the audience with valuable insights on how they could overcome various challenges and uncertainties.

Commenting on the occasion, Shaweta Pandey, Director, Human Resources & Corporate Relations of Unilever Sri Lanka noted, “Youth Forum is a special seminar facilitated by Unilever Sri Lanka, with a mission to create a generation of high calibre future leaders. The program is driven with the objective of nurturing and elevating local undergraduates on par with global standards. Through Sparks, we have created a platform to tap into their talents and help them discover new potentials through cross-exposure of ideas with peers as well as industry experts. We believe that Sparks provides an ideal platform to help them develop essential competencies such as negotiation, teamwork and stake holder management skills, boosting their employability in due course.”

Each year, the Youth Forum calls for applications from undergraduates across the country, where 20 talented students are selected to gain valuable working experience at Unilever Sri Lanka for a period of one year.

Furthermore, with the aim of creating a crème of business leaders who could elevate the country’s corporate world in the future, Unilever Sri Lanka, continues to partner with leading universities and educational institutes in the country, to steer collaborative programs that inculcate and nurture competencies among undergraduates.

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