MY x Change Ep 5: International Day of Happiness
22 March 2021 - kualalumpur

Happy People, Happy Planet

Since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Happiness as a way to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world! On the 20th of March our MYxChange episode celebrated this day by launching a campaign titled “Happy People, Happy Planet!”

Hosted by student leader Aishah, the campaign showcased stories from children around the world, a happy song created by Russell Daisey -an International Pianist/Singer/Songwriter, and ofcourse 3 interviews on the theme of Happiness!.

To join launch this campaign and share their knowledge, we invited 3 experienced guest speakers.

Session 1: “Children’s Happiness and Well-being”

This interview was hosted by Sabrina who interviewed Dr Judy Kuriansky, a UN Representative and Professor of Psychology at Columbia University Teachers College.

Session 2: “The Role of Education in Creating Happiness”

This interview was hosted by Muhammad Nazreen who interviewed Datin Sri Hajah Nor Zamani binti Abdol Hamid, the Director General of the Ministry of Education Malaysia.

Session 3: “Celebrating Happiness in the New Normal”

This interview was hosted by Sofea Qistina who interviewed Dr Shariha Khalid, the Co-Founder and Board Member of Impact Hub Kuala Lumpur.

About MY x Change

MY x Change (Malaysian Youth x Change) is a monthly dialogue series led by children and youth, for ALL, on topics and issues young people FEEL deeply about.

The series is curated using the Design For Change FIDS (Feel, Imagine, Do, Share) framework. This interactive dialogue series aims to empower children and youth to publicly speak to adults and peers about what matters to them in a safe online space. Each monthly series will showcase 2 to 3 interviews of 10 minute bit-sized conversations that are filled with valuable insights and information beneficial for any audience watching.

If you would like to collaborate with us on our programmes, do drop us an email at [email protected]