FIFTEEN-year-old Joseayn Dennies Paloma Albasin from Cagayan de Oro City is one of the 12 finalists this year for the AIESEC Youth Leadership Awards 2021 of Ateneo de Manila University.
AIESEC is an international association of Economics students and is the world's largest youth-run organization with more than 88,000 members globally. AIESEC at AdMU is one of the prestigious college-based student groups in the country.
The AIESEC in Ateneo Youth Leadership Awards 2021 aims to recognize the youth who have been creating a positive impact in their community.
Albasin (who is affectionately called Chill) is a finalist under the Junior Enterprising Mind of the Year category.
Chill is head teacher and innovator of Play Learn and Grow with Chill, a class which aims to help nurture and inspire young minds to grow into confident, kind and socially aware individuals.
A Voice Teens season 2 alumna and a vocal student of Maestro Marvin Gayramon, Chill uses her musical influence to civic concerns. For instance, she spearheaded the donation drive/charity recital last December 2020 for the benefit of the girls (ages seven to 18) who need special care, of the Youth with A Mission Nehemiah House. The girls were provided with their personal hygiene kit, basic clothing and food good for two months.
She was also a volunteer-performer for The Maestro Christmas concert which provided assistance to the underprivileged children with special needs of The Heart at Play Foundation.
As part of C9 local dance crew, Chill was one of the dance teachers/performers for Ayala Mall's Mall into Shape, a national online activity for everyone at home to dance, to learn a new choreography, to get healthy and stay in shape amidst the pandemic. (C9 is a lineup member of the prestigious Domination HIPHOP Ph.)
Occasionally, she also performs in weddings,corporate and charitable events.
A multi-talented person, Chill was a wushu practitioner and a chess varsity in her elementary years. She was also one of the 20 Earth champions (ambassadress) at Little Miss Earth Philippines in 2014.
A consistent anti-bullying advocate since age 8, her efforts have been recognized by notable personalities like Ms. International Ahtisa Manalo, Asian Supermodel Ms. Ella Eiveren Lubag, LGBT advocates Paulo Castro and Jujiin Samonte to name a few.
Chill has also been consistently donating boxes of kiddie vitamins which she would personally solicit from pharmaceutical companies, to school children.
She was part of the student body which provided and personally handed food and medical kits to the soldiers during the Marawi siege.
She joined the outreach activity of Rotateens (Surigao City Chapter) by sending them boxes of vitamins and school kits to be given away.
For her numerous involvements at a young age, Albasin received the 20 Most Empowered Women in CDO award, the Youth Leadership Excellence Award (Jaycees) and Student Leader Award (SM Cares).
Chill has been a consistent first honor student since pre-school and graduated junior high just recently at Oro Christian Grace School. She also received academic scholarships from the following prestigious schools :
Oro Christian Grace School, University of Asia and the Pacific, Enderun Colleges and Ateneo de Manila University
She will enter her senior high leading to collegiate studies this August at University of Asia and the Pacific taking up Masters degree in Integrated Marketing Communication.
"Trust your own training process and do not compare your growth and small victories to others. When you only want the best result, you will do everything in your power (correctly and kindly) to get there. Everything else will follow," Chill says.
To vote for Chill in the 2021 AIESEC in Ateneo Youth Leadership Awards, just click on this link: https://www.facebook.com/AIESECAdMU/photos/a.112967408741916/4308422935862988/?type=3&d=m
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