Scouts for SDGs - 1st National SDGs Workshop in Malaysia
10 Nov 2019 (Sunday) - The first Malaysia National SDGs workshop was conducted at BP House, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This workshop is a small step to introduce the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to scouts especially rovers in Malaysia. In addition, the workshop will help to expose them with the Betterworld Framework and Scouts for SDGs as well as serve as a platform to a more complex decision-making process of integrating the SDGs into other scouting activities and the training scheme.
This workshop focuses on the Scouts for SDGs initiative and the Betterworld Framework to encourage the the participants (i.e. rovers) to organize more projects in the future that will integrate with both forementioned WOSM initiatives. The 25 participants were representatives from a few states all over Malaysia and they will become the first State SDGs Ambassadors. Thus, when they go back to their states, they need to come up with a project related to the Betterworld Framework or Scouts for SDGs.
Moreover, two WOSM representative was invited as speakers for Scouts for SDGs and for SDG Global Network Session. Both of them are Alhasan Soltan and Solomon Etim. Their session was after lunch time and was concluded around 6:00 p.m. They help to expose the current issues and core ideas on the Scouts for SDGs and also the SDG Global Network.
The workshop was concluded by a speech from Mr. Tomas Sandanadass about the importance of the workshop and about the workshop being a stepping stone for the upcoming event which is "Iskandar Puteri SDG Camp" organized in EduCity Sports Complex, Johor Bahru, Malaysia from 22nd November - 26th November 2019.