SFL’s Charter Teams Program continued to grow during the month of February. Thirteen leaders have now completed Charter Teams training and eleven others are in training. Nine countries are now represented in Charter Teams: Cambodia, Haiti, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, and Vietnam.
Malaysian students discuss Islam and politics
February was an especially big month for SFL-Malaysia. Students in Malaysia kicked off the semester with a series of discussions. During the first meeting of SisPro in Malaysia, students planned out their activities for the year which include an effort to help the local homeless population. SFL-Malaysia also hosted a discussion on the relationship between Islam and politics.
South Korea also saw exciting growth in the month of February. SFL has been active in Korea in the past, but we re-launched this month with a celebration of Murray Rothbard. Korean students solicited and produced a series of video tributes to Rothbard in conjunction with a formal event to celebrate Rothbard and his legacy, check out their Facebook page to see what they’ve been up to!
Campus leftists deface SFL posters at UP-Diliman
SFL is also making progress in the Philippines. Charter Teams trainee Jake Garcia is in the process of forming a student group at the University of the Philippines Diliman where he faces harsh push-back on a campus dominated by leftists. Look at the response he received on his posters! One of SFL’s ALumni, Thomas Laughlin, has also been helping out with SFL in the Philippines, thank you Thomas for all you do!
The growth of SFL in Indonesia has also been very impressive this month, check out this blog post updating their activities! In addition to these events and activities, students in Indonesia have planned out a busy spring semester. They’ve coordinated with the Atlas Network, Center for Indonesian Policy Studies, and the Fredrich Naumann Foundation to plan a seminar series throughout the month of March. You can follow their activities on the SFL-Indonesia Facebook page.
SFL-Hong Kong also had a busy month and produced a series of videos in February. In addition to footage of their recent Objectivism Seminar, SFL-HK produced this video in response to the violence and protests during the Chinese New Year celebration. I encourage you to view all of their videos which are available on the SFL-HK Facebook page.
SFLers hold a meeting at the Asia Liberty Forum
Members of SFL’s Charter Teams Program were also busy this month attending the Atlas Network’s Asia Liberty Forum (ALF) in Kuala Lumpur and the 9th Annual International Students For Liberty Conference (ISFLC) in Washington, DC. At the Asia Liberty Forum, Imantaka Nugraha, Alfi Syahrin, Haikal Kurniawan, and Rofi Uddarojat represented SFL-Indonesia while Zati Zainol, Rafqah Rosman, and Tarmizi Anuwar represented SFL-Malaysia. Together, these students hosted an SFL meet-up at the ALF which was a huge success!
Eight members of SFL’s Charter Teams program attended the ISFLC, representing Cambodia, Haiti, Hong Kong, and South Korea. In total, twelve Haitian students attended ISFLC and participated in a strategic planning session for SFL-Haiti. Almost all of the Charter Teams attendees funded their own travel to the ISFLC, which makes their participation even more impressive!