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ADBU student selected for Global Shapers Community

Steffi Soibam, MA Mass Communication student from Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) is selected to be a part of the Global Shapers Community (GSC) - a  network of young people who are relentlessly working to better their communities across the globe.

Steffi from Imphal (Manipur) who completed two-year MA degree in Mass Communication in May from ADBU Azara campus was one of 11 candidates shortlisted.

“The selection is however  provisional and subject to approval from the Global Shapers Community, Geneva of the World Economic Forum, based on the performance of each candidate during their three months of probation,” says Curator GSC Imphal-Hub Ms Monika Khangembam announcing the result of the final screening on 29 May 2016.

The Global Shapers Community is a network of Hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities.

A non- profit, non -political body under the initiative of the World Economic Forum the biggest world business forum, GSC is "One of best opportunities to connect with the entire world in just one platform."

In a competition initiated last August 15, exceptional young people were to be selected to form a team for Imphal Hub under the mentorship of Mr. Armstrong Pame, I.A.S., the Founding Curator.
The Global Shapers Community is a network of city-based Hubs developed and led by young leaders between 20 and 30 years old who want to develop their leadership potential towards serving society. To that end, Hubs undertake local projects to improve their communities.

Shapers are highly motivated individuals who have a great potential for future leadership roles in society. They are selected on the basis of their achievements, leadership potential, and commitment to make a difference.

The GSC is one of several multi-stakeholder communities at the World Economic Forum.

Other communities include the Young Global Leaders, the Global Agenda Councils, and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs.


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Former HoD, Dept of Mass Communications at Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati, C.M. Paul was editor of The Herald weekly in Kolkata and director of Don Bosco International News Agency (ANS) based in Rome. He did MA in Journalism & Mass Communication from FORDHAM University, New York.

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