52 particiapnts from 18 countries took part in the Youth For Change workshop that took place from 14 to 16 September in Sriracha, Thailand. The workshop was part of the implementation of the Youth for Change work group. The sessions comprised of four main topics: Youth in decision-making; Inter-generational dialogue; youth changing community; and life skills - which are the main focus areas of the Youth for Change working group. World Scouting’s flagship initiative, “Messengers of Peace” was also one of the main topics presented at the workshop.
The age range of the participants was from 16 to 54. Two chairpersons of Regional Youth Advisory Boards for Scouting in Africa and Asia-Pacific were also present amongst the participants. There were active discussions and exchange of ideas and experiences throughout the workshop. Presentation of good practices from across the world inspired the participants to take the Youth For Change agenda forward. The particiapants also had the opportunity to visit the National Campsite of National Scout Organization of Thailand for a picnic lunch on the last day of the workshop.
The participants were able to experience the tropical climate and environment at the beautiful campsite. The evaluation from participants showed an average score of 4.3 (out of 5) when asked, “how much would you recommend this workshop to others?”
The workshop was possible due to the contribution of several facilitators, experts, volunteers and executives coming from different parts of the world with significant local support from the National Scout Organization of Thailand.