MoP coordinators develop manual showcasing impact of Scouting in communities
Country coordinators of the Messengers of Peace (MoP) from the Asia-Pacific Region gather in Laguna, Philippines from 19-23 March 2018 to work as a team in developing a manual aligned to WOSM MoP Guidelines on Programme & Network. This manual provides practical steps on how to implement the MoP Initiatives from the educational perspective, from the national down to the grassroots level. It covers information and tools that will be useful to NSOs in engaging and inspiring more young people to be Global Active Citizens.
During the early sessions, coordinators shared how the impact of their work is amplified when paired with members of Scouts, local communities, non-governmental organisations, as well as with local and national governmental institutions. Since its launch in 2011, MoP has many successful projects: globalization network in Bhutan getting the full support from King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk himself; youth leadership summit and events, Philippines; nationwide peace day and online campaigns, Indonesia; and service camps during large scale international and religious events in India – leading to the promotion of MoP to almost 100,000 people per day.
On the third day, participants will have a short break from the sessions as they visit UP Botanical garden, National Historical Museum and the International Rice Research Institute.
The Meet gathers 17 coordinators from Australia, Bhutan, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand and Philippines as the host NSO.