Awareness and Willingness for Engagement of Youth on World Heritage Site: A Study on Lenggong Archaeological Site

  •  Mastura Jaafar    
  •  Shuhaida Md Noor    
  •  S Mostafa Rasoolimanesh    


Lenggong Valley was recognised as a World Heritage Site in June 2012. The literature highlights the importance of community engagement in conservation programmes. Principally, the involvement of young people is necessary to facilitate heritage management programmes. The readiness of youth to engage can be measured from their awareness and willingness to participate. For this study, we administered questionnaire surveys to 175 respondents from three secondary schools in Lenggong. The results revealed a low level of awareness and a lack of willingness for participation. In addition, the findings suggest an uncertain correlation between awareness and willingness for participation among youth.

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