Training for Messengers of Peace Global Network's Community Leaders gets going in Singapore
The first Messengers of Peace Network training started yesterday in Singapore with an informal dinner hosted by The Singapore Scout Association. This morning an opening ceremony was held to welcome the 60 participants from 35 countries who will be trained over the next three days. The goal of the training is to create online community leaders for the Messengers of Peace Network. The participants of this training will form part of a nucleus of community leaders who will help kick start the momentum for the MoP Global Network.
The Messengers of Peace Global Network is the tool for connecting Scouts. Using social media, the Network allows Scouts to showcase their service projects and meet online to share their ideas, tell their stories and work together to build peace in their communities. Through greater access to ideas, training and support, these connections will strengthen all of Scouting. The Network is inspired by the World Scout Committee (WSC) and is administered by the World Scout Bureau (WSB). It is driven by youth volunteers worldwide and is available to all Scouts who are running peace projects.
Throughout the training, the participants will learn how to tell the story of Scouting in a convincing manner, and to pass on their passion about the impact of Scouting and the Messengers of Peace initiative. As part of the training, participants will learn about social media movements and its components and be introduced to the online MoP Platform, which will be launched in the coming months. The event will also invite the participants to reflect on why they are the Messengers of Peace in Scouting. ‘Messengers of Peace’ is a flagship initiative of WOSM, which has been made possible through funding, received by the World Scout Foundation from its donors.
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