JOURNEY TO THE NORTH, FARMER RIVER FOR SCOUT OF THE WORLD AWARD DISCOVERY 2018
I have traveled more than 400KM up north of Malaysia to attend the Scout of the World Award Discovery Workshop (Northern Area) organized by Kedah MoP & SWA coordinator at a unique place known as Farmer River.
A total of 103 participants from Perlis, Kedah, Penang, Terengganu, Kelantan, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor, Perak & KL has grabbed the golden opportunity to attend this workshop at IPSAH. During this period at the workshop, I have learned lots of things from the facilitator like What is SWA?, the 17 UN SDG's, how to prepare the documentation for the upcoming inspiring SWA Voluntary Services project and many others interesting inspiring talks by the facilitator as well as Malaysia SWA holders.
The second day of the workshop was the most interesting day of the workshop as all the participant were excited for the Outreach Program session in the afternoon. We were separated into various group and we were told by the facilitator to build a table and chair from the wooden palette based on our creativity. Each group was given 3 wooden pallets, hammer, saw, nails and wood paint. The table and chair produced by my group were successfully done with zero accident reported during the building process.
Our last night of the workshop was also an interesting session that most of the participant anticipated for. This session is known as life simulation. Each group should consist of a "Father", a "Mother" and "children". The purpose of this session is to allows us to experience how the outside working world looks like. We have to work hard in the working so that we can survive well and able to afford to pay necessary expenses like children education and health.
Before everyone head back to their respective state, we were given opportunity by the facilitator to present our group proposal and advice for improvement was given so that we can improve our project to be an inspiring project to others.
It was tired but all experienced gained from this workshop were valuable as the opportunity only come once. We have to appreciate opportunity given so that we can create a better world.