Indonesia: Peace Border Camp
Gerakan Pramuka, led by the Messengers of Peace (MoP) National Team, initiated an event titled Indonesia Peace Border Camp (IPBC) 2020 on 22-23 February 2020 at Ranai, Natuna, Indonesia.
The team chose Natuna as its location for the project to reach its local young people to support, develop and strengthen their capacity. A number of issues are faced by the island including problems in education, public facilities, and people empowerment. The island is also troubled by the geopolitical conflict between Indonesia and China.
Considering these pressing issues faced by the communities in Natuna, especially the young people, the MoP team aims to create a sustainable impact to these local communities through the IPBC. In collaboration with the Natuna Sub-Provincial Headquarters and local governments, 57 young people who are now appointed as MoP Border Coordinators participated in the 4-day event which consists of indoor activities. These include the introduction of Messengers of Peace, how to apply for projects, how to deliver news and information with storytelling skills, Scout-preneurship, and sharing sessions. They also experienced outdoor activities such as MoP modules, charity, re-coloring public facilities, tree planting, among others.
After participating in the event, Rover Scout Sri Rejeki Ajeng Sokmawati said, “This is the first time for Rover Scouts in Natuna to have an event like this. This is so different, meaningful and most importantly very inspiring. I will never forget what MoP Indonesia team taught us during the training.”