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Maldives gets support in building up capacities

18. Sep 2012

The Scout Association of Maldives (SAM) is engaging the service of APR Specialists for a week-long consultancy in Malé, the capital of Maldives from 17th to 23rd September 2012.

For this visit, the team will focus on building capacities in three areas which was part of the recommendations from the last Committee NSO Visit in 2009: Review the adult recognition award system and develop a plan to implement it effectively; Review the advancement scheme of youth programme; Study the co-relationship between the young members and the adult leaders.

In his welcome remarks, Chief Commissioner Mr Ahmed Ali Maniku said that the consultancy work is a milestone for SAM and the result will be the combined effort of the three resource persons together with 18 local leaders. The specialists in this consultancy visit are Mr Paul Parkinson from Scouts Australia and Mr Malcolm Tan from Singapore Scout Association, with Mr Thian Hiong-Boon as APR representative.

The APR Specialists are Scout Leaders who are nominated from among the National Scout Organizations within the Asia-Pacific Region who possess competencies, skills, knowledge and experience in providing professional advice at national and regional levels, in the nine areas: youth program, adults in Scouting, communication and marketing, IT, fundraising, governance & strategy, management, event management, consulting & needs analysis and other areas identified.

Image 1: © Maeed M. Zahir, Scout Association of Maldives

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