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MoP Bulletin Issue No.17

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Messengers of Peace Issue No. 17 JA NU A RY-MARCH 2017 ASIA-PACIFIC QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER Messengers of Peace quarterly newsletter is an initiative of the Asia-Pacific Support Centre of the World Scout Bureau highlighting the projects of National Scout Organizations under MoP Initiative. Regional Scout Camp, Bhutan Story on page 2 Chairman’s Message tional Scout Organization member. Dear Colleagues, With the effective implementation of projects, our region continues to lead My warm greetings to all! in terms of service hours, service projects and network size. The Messengers of Peace (MoP) started the year 2017 with new In this issue, we can take a look projects and activities. Since it at some NSO’s completed, ongoing began in 2011, MoP has come a and future projects that long way in terms of project devel- focus on disaster preparedness, opment and scope of network. It is environment, capacity building, such a pleasure to note that MoP now spans to 27 countries in the turn to the next page Asia-Pacific region, with the addi- tion of Myanmar as our newest Na-

Chairman’s Message from page 1 and support to Scouting events. While we have been successfully promoting the MOP initiative in our The Boy Scouts of the Philippines region, we need to continue to work (BSP) has successfully completed together in order to create a stron- the series of Disaster and Risk ger network. This will only be pos- Reduction Management Train- sible with the continued dedication ing Course, and also awarded its and cooperation among all NSOs. World Scout Environment Pro- So I encourage all of you to keep gramme (WSEP) badges to 649 working on projects that are sig- Scouts. nificant not only to our region, but globally as well. MoP Team Pakistan is set to hold a second gathering for its lo- To all Scouts who are truly the cal coordinators this May. MoP Messengers of Peace, my heartfelt activities were presented at the appreciation to all your efforts. Regional Scout Camp in Bhutan. MoP will showcase its different Paul D Parkinson OAM modules in the Better World Vil- Chairman lage of the 31st APR Scout Jam- Asia-Pacific Regional Scout boree in Mongolia in July. Committee Regional Scout Camp, Bhutan Around 150 Scouts from five districts of Peace initiative, i.e. creation of The 7-day camp also introduced of southern Bhutan congregated at accounts, screening of value-based activities centered on the Regional Scout Camp from 21-27 MoP films and other inspirational the Scout promise and law. January 2017, with the support of 50 movies. Other activities engaged Adult Scout Leaders and volunteers. their creativity where they learned Contingents were tasked to build life and survival skills. Challeng- canopies for a local school resulting in Participants were engaged in numer- ing events tested their competitive the construction of five beautiful ous activities related to Messengers spirit. canopies. 2

Better World Village at 31st APR Jamboree A highlight of the upcoming 31st APR Scout – Messengers of Peace, Scouts of the World Jamboree in Mongolia will be a showcase of Award, and World Scout Environment the Better World Village. This will take place Programme – will be in one village. from 27th July to 2nd of August 2017 at the International Children’s Center (Nairamdal) in The Asia Pacific Support Centre will provide Ulaanbaatar. full support to Scout Association of Mongolia in running the village, which will start with Various modules of the Better World pro- orientation and rehearsal at different stations. gramme will be onsite, and for the first time Pavilions will house the six stations for the at a Regional Jamboree, three programmes module activities, as follows: Messengers of Peace World Scout Environment Scouts of the Programme World Award Station 1: Sharing the Ideas Station 2: What Does Peace Mean Station 1: Solar Heating (Cooking) Station 1: SWA Discovery to You – Drawing Station 2: Solar Games – Car, Cockroach, Station 2: SWA Passport Station 3: MoP Beat – We are Scouts Grasshopper Race Station 3: SWA/UNESCO Station 4: What is MoP – Life Vest Station 3: Solar Art – Painting & Sun burning Activities & Platform Station 4: Solar Gadget – Making a Torch light Station 5: Patrol System – Networking Station 5: WSEP – How to get the Badge Game Station 6: WSEP – Movie Show Station 6: Introduction to 3

BSP records 649 WSEB awardees for 2016 F ive years after the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) adopted the World Scout Environment Pro- gramme (WSEP) and inte- grated it in the Advance- ment/Progressive Scheme and the Merit Badge System, and after less than six months of active implemen- tation under the Revised WSEP Matrix for Boy, Senior and Rover Scouting Sections, a total of 649 applications for the World Scout Environment Badge were approved in 2016. Out of the 121 Local Councils of the BSP, 17 or 14% produced their first set of awardees of the WSEB. A total 606 awardees was recorded for the Senior Scouting Section, followed by the Boy Scouting Section with 43 awardees. Several programs, activities and trainings are lined up for 2017 as the BSP targets 5,000 awardees of the World Scout Environment Badge for the entire year. • The World Scout Environment The World Scout Environment Programme offers tools, resources Programme includes: and initiatives to help Scouts all • Principles and aims for environment around the world work together for the good of the education in Scouting local and global environment. The programme focuses • Framework for environment education in on the environment in a broad sense and Scouting and the World Scout Environment Badge encourages the Scouts to have a holistic awareness of the natural world and how their • Programme Activity Resources day-to-day actions can impact upon this, • SCENES – Scout Centre of Excellence progressively building a sense of responsibility for the environment. It is based on a set for Nature and Environment • Scouts of the World Award of environmental principles and aims that provide a foundation for environment • Partnerships education in Scouting. 44

Better World Resource Centre, Pakistan With the support of Boy Scout of America and the Embassy of the United States in Pakistan, PBSA built and inaugurated the Better World Resources Centre on 7th February 2017 in the presence of Chief Commissioner of PBSA Ms. Raheela Durrani and a representative from the Embassy of the United States. The resource center is situated at the National Headquarters of PBSA in Islamabad. This is the first resources center featuring the Better World concept ever opened by a National Scout Organization, and potentially a benchmark for other NSOs to develop the same. Secretary General of PBSA, Mr Zahid Mahboob, said that this resource center is a longtime dream that took many years to build. It caters to the needs of PBSA in provid- ing training and resources that could be shared with other NSOs focusing, but not limited to, the three world programs i.e. MoP, WSEP and SWA. It also strengthens partnership programs, i. e. Scouts Go Solar etc. and links Scout activities with Sustain- able Development Goals (SDGs). 5

Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Training Course March 2017 APR Support Centre and Boy Scouts of the Philippines jointly organized a practical training on Disaster and Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) on 14-19 March along the rivers and coastlines of Romblon Province. The area is rich in natural resources with pristine landscapes. Key elements of disaster management are conservation of environment and sustainability. There were 30 participants and trainers which include all staff members of APR Support Centre team, Boy Scouts of Philippines national team, and key volun- teers of Romblon Scout Council. Activities and sessions of the training included indoor coursework about basics of DRRM, i.e. preparedness, resilience, rescue, response, safety drills, first aid and different techniques of survival. Outdoor activities were water rescue and hiking across natural terrains, all with safety and precautionary measures. 6

Update from MOP NSO Coordinators MoP NSO coordinators are trained Scout Leaders nom- Highlights of the reports are: inated by National Scout Organizations to coordinate • Messengers of Peace Training – Pacific Nations the Messengers of Peace initiative in their country. by Scouts Australia Their main role is to promote the MoP network at the • Better World Framework Gathering, Pakistan same time coordinate the development and implemen- • Cultural Art for peace teaching and competition for tation of MoP funded projects in their NSO. small schools, Thailand • Waste Recycling Workshop, Macau For the purpose of capacity building, coordinators are • MOP networking, Fiji (local coordinators training trained at the Coordinators Gathering organized by workshop) the APR Support Centre, therefore coordinators have • Local Coordinators workshop, Hong Kong the added responsibility to provide updates to the A-P • Preserving Balinese Traditional Culture, Indonesia Centre on their progress. • National and Local Coordinator Training, Taiwan Reporting templates and guidelines are available for Among non-funded projects and events in 2016, Coordinators such as: the most prominent are: 1. Updated MoP Guideline • AJ2016, Beating the Blues – Supporting young 2. List of Upcoming Projects for the year people with mental health, Australia, 3. Progress of activities by the Coordinators • Annual Scouts Rally, Fiji 4. Success Indicators • Jota-Joti (MoP), Hong Kong 5. Teams of local coordinators • International Day of Peace 2016, “Run for Peace”, Indonesia, Brunei The Asia-Pacific Support Centre received updates from • First National Solar Workshop and WSEP/Solar NSOs for 2016 and a glimpse of planned projects or Exhibition, Pakistan events for 2017. To date, reports were received from • National Coordinators Training, Taiwan Australia, Pakistan, Thailand, Brunei, Macau, Fiji, • MoP Exhibition on International Peace Day 21 Hong Kong, Indonesia, New Zealand and Scouts of September 2016, Thailand China. • MOP educational visit and community service in Temburong, Brunei • Peace Tree, Macau • MoP at 21st National Jamboree, New Zealand More activities and service projects delivered in 2016 are reported in various media channels of APR and in MoP social networks. 7

MOP Regional Team REGIONAL DECISION MoP NATIONAL COORDINATORS COMMITTEE Australia: Johnathan Malaysia: Amir Hamzah bin Aman Peter Blatch Raymond Morey Maldives: Ibrahim Rasheed Chay Hong Leng Myanmar: Kaung Set Hein J. Rizal C. Pangilinan Bangladesh: Mohammad Mongolia: Uyanga Erdenebulgan Atiquzzaman Nepal: Ram Prasad Bhattarai REGIONAL OFFICE New Zealand: Michael Jeffrey COORDINATOR Bhutan: Nawang Gyaltshen Pakistan: Zahid Mahboob PNG: Vagi Clergy Waru Vagi S Prassanna Shrivastava Brunei Darussalam: Philippines: Carmelo B. Francia Director, Development Support Liyana Binti Haji Salleh Singapore: Tan Sijie & Finance Sri Lanka: Prabath Kularathne Cambodia: Chek LIM Thailand: H.E. Dr. Poldej Worachat REGIONAL SUPPORT TEAM Macau: Tang Chon Meng, Jacky Scouts of China: Sherman Scout Polynesia: Raiarii Benjamin J. Rizal C. Pangilinan Sheng, Hsiao-Ming Tama Regional Director Fiji: Kailash Vimal Pillay S Prassanna Shrivastava Director, Development Support Hong Kong: Peggy TAM & Finance Siu-lan Luz Taray India: Krishnaswamy R. Director, Communications and Strategy Indonesia: Venny Indri Christiyanti Uzair Kamal Development Support Manager Japan: Reiko Suzuki Nancy P. Ladores Korea: Kim Su Yeon Assistant, Development Support Kiribati: Mataiti Bwebwe Log-in to Create your profile. Share your stories. For any information or for submitting your MOP initiatives, please contact Asia-Pacific Support Centre Tel: (+63 2) 818 0984/ 817 1675 Fax: (+63 2) 819 0093 Website: Email: [email protected] Facebook: Scouting in Asia-Pacific Region

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