News on Marginalised People
In Leyte province in southern Philippines, a new troop of street children joined the Ticket to Life, making it the 35th troop to be registered under the project, now having 1,200 members in eight countries across the Asia Pacific Region.
Marikina City Council in the Philippines launched a campaign to support children who have been in conflict with the law and are currently under the social welfare department. The project, using the same title as the APR flagship project – Ticket to Life, will provide Scouting programme to these children as a means of giving them hope and confidence for a better life. With an initial enrollment of 30 children, Marikina City Chief of Police Romeo S. Magsalos has volunteered to head the project.
Ticket to Life (TTL) Project country coordinators are meeting from 5th to 8th October 2010 in Mirigama, Sri Lanka, to evaluate the progress of members in terms of their advancement in the Scout ranks. Members under the TTL are largely children living in the streets due to poverty, neglect or abandonment.
To address the increasing number of internally displaced persons or IDPs in the provinces of Balochistan and Sindh, Unicef Balochistan in collaboration with local government, and Balochistan Scouts established a temporary learning center to engage school children in educational activities.
The third Arab scouts leaders forum organized by the Arab scouts organization with the cooperation of the Arab board for child and development has ended up yesterday after discussing the role of the scouts movement in ending cruelty and harm against children.The event was attended by 25 leaders from Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Oman, Qatar, Lebanon, Libya, Egypt, Morocco, Mauritania and the general secretariat of the Arab scouts organization
In the outskirts of Zamboanga City, an island in southern Philippines, a group of children living in make-shift shelters near a garbage dumpsite, found new things to do in Scouting other than sorting and selling garbage.
Geneva, 13 March 2009 - On the occasion of the Africa Scout Day, World Scouting launches a fund-raising campaign to “help young people to help themselves” with the support of The Scout Universal Fund (“U” Fund). This fund was established in 1963 to provide a means for all members of the Scout Movement to help Scouts in other countries in their development activities.
On 17th January 2009, Scott Teare, Director of International Division of Boy Scouts of America, visited one of the troops in the Philippines under the Ticket to Life project (TTL) for children under difficult circumstances, which is partly funded by the United States Foundation for International Scouting (USFIS).
ANTANANARIVO - A team national commissioners of Tily Eto Madagasikara, in Madagascar, led by its Chief Commissioner, NY Hasina Rakotondrajao, conducted a christmas charity activity on Saturday 27 December 2008 at the Centre Olom-Baovao Hospice et Orphelinat Ambohimahitsy – Antananarivo.
At the evaluation and planning workshop of the Asia-Pacific Region's Ticket to Life (TTL) project, which aims to educate street children through Scouting, The Honorable Gopal Man Shakya, Minister of Youth and Sports of Nepal, expressed his appreciation to the work of Scouts and their role in building communities and assured Nepal Scouts of his continued support to Scouting.