YOUNG LIVES Myanmar (Yangon)
The YLDC Yangon is built on the success of the former Youth Leadership Program (YLP)which ran from 2005 to early 2016. In 2005, at the request of Cardinal Bo, Fondacio began the YLP in and for Yangon Archdiocese. The purpose was to form integrated young leaders, equip them with skills, and deepen their faith so that they could be at the service of their families and communities. Some of them continued their formation at IFFA. To-date more than 400 young adults have been formed from all dioceses in Myanmar. All of them are effectively employed in various international NGOs, Companies and Church offices.
Working in collaboration with the National Council for Youth Commissions (NCYC), Fondacio Myanmar is currently offering two modules. First, a Life Skills Module that aims to open up opportunities for young people, particularly the disadvantaged, and get them ready for work. The second module, Youth Leadership forms young leaders to work with other youth in their communities and dioceses. Both of these are parked under the network of YLDCs (Youth Leadership & Development Centers).
The YLDC/NCYC has to offer students (from outside of Yangon) lodging and food. This adds a different flavor as there is more opportunity for students to experience community life and get involved in activities like the CLUB. Currently the girl students are housed in the community center, and the boys in a rented house nearby. They cook and live together in their respective houses and of course this brings its own challenges – all part of the forming process. Some of the team also live with them and enjoy evening prayer times together.
During both modules the students are encouraged to take part in income generation projects for example card making or T-shirt printing. At the end of the Youth Leadership module all the students are given the opportunity to do some ‘on the job training’ in areas of their choice – flower arranging, or restaurant work Some have even spent some time in the Green Pastures Project.
Most of us would say that we were not prepared for it. But at the end of it all, we were pleasantly surprised.The Fondacio Asia Regional Team (Alice, Annie, Roger and Florence) called for an emergency meeting for the different leaders in Fondacio Asia.Laos – Aleona,...read more
By the grace of God, Young Lives Yangon started its online Human Formation module with 12 participants. It started in September 28 and finished successfully in October 11. Each session took 3 hours each day. The online classes were mainly conducted by our four Young...read more
New Income Generating Project One of our main goals in Young Lives is to help our students get a job or start a livelihood. Aside from providing skills and developing their character, we also teach them how to do Income generating projects. This is why we start to...read more
Young Lives Myanmar (Yangon)
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