Over 20 MoP Coordinators from 20 National Scout Organizations in the Asia-Pacific Region are now in Cibubur Scout Complex, Jakarta, Indonesia for the 2nd APR MoP NSO Coordinators Gathering. The first gathering was in 2013, Philippines.
Gerakan Pramuka Indonesia International Commissioner Mr. Ahmad Rusdi, officially opened the gathering, speaking on behalf of the GP Chairman Dr Adhyaksa Dault.
In his remarks, Vice Chairman Rusdi said that Gerakan Pramuka was happy to host the gathering since Scouting in Indonesia plays an important role in helping the people and the government build peace, regardless of religion, race and background.
One session of the gathering requires participants visit a school situated in Jakarta and they must encourage 270 students to register as Messengers of Peace.
Resource speakers and facilitators include MoP Regional Decision Committee member Peter Blatch (Scouts Australia), APR Management Sub Committee Vice Chairman Berthold Sinaulan, APR Scouting Profile Sub Committee Vice Chairman Brata Tryana Hardjosubroto, APR Financial Resources Sub Committee member Susi Yuliati, APR Director S Prassanna Shrivastava, Uzair Kamal and Cynthia Marquez from the World Scout Bureau/Central Office.
Regional Director J. Rizal C. Pangilinan will join the gathering on 6 April 2014.
After this event, a gathering of all MoP Coordinators in Indonesia will follow from 10 to 15 April 2014 at the same venue.
By Berthold Sinaulan, APR Correspondent/WOSM Correspondent