MoP Coordinators in the APR gather in Kuala Lumpur
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – A total of 24 country coordinators of the Messengers of Peace (MoP) Programme across the Asia-Pacific Region gathered in Kuala Lumpur from 9 to 13 April 2018 for the 4th APR Messengers of Peace NSO Coordinators Meet.
The meet seeks to further strengthen the MoP network in the region and develop a two-year National Scout Organization (NSO) action plan about the implementation of the program at national level.
In his welcome remarks, Hon. Tan Sri Dato' Seri Paduka Dr. Shafie bin Haji Mohd Salleh, the Chief Scout of Persekutan Pengakap Malaysia (Scout Association of Malaysia) said, “This meet will help take the MoP programme in the APR to an even greater heights. This is an opportunity to discuss our achievements, share our stories and plan for the future. It is time for the world to know about the Messengers of Peace Programme.”
“We need to tell more stories to the world, we need to encourage more people to tell their stories, to become messengers of peace. And my request to you [MoP Coordinators], don’t only do the work, but help us in telling the story about this work,” said Ahmad Alhendawi, Secretary General of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in his address.
During the meet, 17 out of 27 member-countries in the Asia-Pacific Region were represented – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Timor Leste and Thailand.
With reports from Nancy Ladores of the World Scout Bureau, Asia-Pacific Support Centre