Very good attendance and productive discussions concluded the first formal meeting of the Programme Sub-Committee held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Dr Ie Bin Lian chaired the meeting. Among the attendees were Mr Wendel Avisado as adviser, incoming Regional Director JR Pangilinan and outgoing RD Abdullah Rasheed.
Currently, the second series of advanced Unit Leaders Training Course is running at PARSA Scouts Training Centre in Kabul from 20th to 26th May 2013.
A delegation of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) headed by the Asia Pacific Regional Chairman Dr. Chao Shou-Po is visiting Yangon to strengthen the re-establishment of Scouting in Myanmar. It is nearly after five decades that a WOSM delegation is visiting Myanmar. The delegation had long discussions with the Ministry of Education led by the Deputy Minister His Excellency U Aye Kyu, who was a Scout himself and even attended the meeting in Scout uniform.
The newly formed National Scout Youth Council (NSYC) of the Scout Association of Maldives organized a blood donation camp to mark the National Thalassemia Day to promote and foster a culture of blood donation and encourage new donors to come forward. The event held on 4th May 2013 at the Central Blood Bank was in collaboration with the Maldivian Blood Services.
The 30th Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Jamboree (30APRSJ), which also held as the 16th Nippon Jamboree (16NJ), will be held in 2013 in Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi, Japan. The 30th APRSJ/16NJ will be a great opportunity for the Scouts from the world to learn about Japan and moreover feel the unity of the scout movement by sharing the experience with Scouts from many different countries.
The workshop will gather National Training Commissioners and Training Committee members to share, review, update and standardize their training schemes in relation to the World Adults in Scouting policy.