The 21st Century Renaissance Youth Leaders Invitation Program Post-program Activities Report

 

 

Individual Report
Updated on Sept, 5 2008



Among the participants, there were some youth who, as a result of participating in this program, worked with their community and began implementing new projects. Here are some reports we have received so far.
*If you are also ex-participants of this program, please do not forget to report us

32. Social Contribution Activity III held in Yogjakarta, Indonesia

Preparations for SCA III started in end Nov 2008 when several ex-REN Singapore participants decided to come together and form a REN / SSEAYP Post Programme Activities Interest Group and do a project in Yogjakarta. Similar projects were carried out in Cambodia in 2007 and Philippines in 2008.

(More information Reported on Jun 8, '09)

Mr.Ho Meng Wai from Singapore(SSEAYP87) Rene03, Leadership Course, Rene05 Ex-Ren OPY Planning Committee


31. Pre-SSEAYP 2008 Training Workshop for Participating Youths of Singapore, Thailand and Cambodia

Based on positive feedback received from previous batches, Training Resource Network, one of the Action
Plans by participants of Ren03 was once again invited to value-add in the preparations of Participating Youths
for SSEAYP 2008.

(More information Reported on Sep 5, '08)

Mr.Ho Meng Wai from Singapore(SSEAYP87) Rene03, Leadership Course, Rene05 Ex-Ren OPY Planning Committee


30. Social Contribution Activity held in Cebu, Philippines

Encouraged by the contributions and participations in
the Social Contribution Activity held in Siem Reap,
Cambodia last year, another project was embarked in Cebu, Philippines. This was held 4-5 May 08 as a post SIGA 08 project.
Project Organising team : Joy Lim, Lee Wai, Meng Wai, email: sca@ren03.org.

(More information Reported on Jun 16, '08)
Mr.Ho Meng Wai from Singapore(SSEAYP87) Rene03, Leadership Course, Rene05 Ex-Ren OPY Planning Committee


29. Workshops are held in Singapore, Thailand, Lao, Cambodia, and Japan

Pre-SSEAYP 2007 Training Workshop for Participating Youths of Singapore, Thailand, Lao and Cambodia, and gInterpersonal Skillsh & eCommunicationsh Workshop for IYEO Tokyo Branch was organized by Mr. Ho Men Wai as part of Training Resource Network, one of the Action Plans set by the participants of Ren03 Management Course.

(More information Reported on Sep 28, '07)
Mr. Ho Meng Wai from Singapore(SSEAYP87) Rene03, Leadership Course, Rene05 Ex-Ren OPY Planning Committee


28. Ren 2006 PYs join MBC Activity in Tokyo and other updates

MBC, Mail Buddies Club: Connecting Youth to the World (MBC) project which was initiated by Renaissance 2005, Social Contribution Activities Course members was introduced to Ren 2006 PYs when Mr. Edwin V. Antonio joined in Ren 2006 as ex-Ren OPY Planning Committee member.
He also updates his activities since his participation of Ren 2005.

(More information) Reported on Sep 13, '07)

Mr. Edwim V. Antonio (SSEAYP2002) REN05, SCA Course,
Ren06 Ex-Ren OPY Planning Committee


27. Leadership Training in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam on 5 May 2007 (2nd workshop)

Mr. Ho Men Wai conducted an leadership workshop for over 150 youth volunteers at the new cultural centre in Ho Chi Minh City. There are two youths among the audience who will be taking part in the selection process for Vietnamese PYs for SSEAYP 2007.

(More information Reported on June 4, '07)
Mr.Ho Meng Wai from Singapore(SSEAYP87) Rene03, Leadership Course, Ren05 Ex-Ren OPY Planning Committee


26. Owow "Our World One World? Photographs by Children Project "

In October 2005, a group of young adults from various countries decided to endorse the Our World, One World Project which will be implemented in several countries around the world.  This project was initiated by Ms Sonia Leon, SWYAA Costa Rica who successfully completed the project in 2005 with children from Hogar Maria Shelter.
As part of the team of this project, Ms. Joy set a website to create awareness and publicity for the project.  http://ourworld-oneworld.org

(More information Reported on May 14, '07)

Ms.Joy Lim, Singapore(SSEAYP02), Ren05 SCA Course, Ren06 ExRen Planning Committee


25. Material Exchange in Cambodia

Material Exchange was held in Cambodia on 2 May 2007; together we have Serene Mak (SPYf93) & Francis Ong (SPYf93 & REN 05) & Adrian Chan (MAPYf93) including myself (SPYf93 & REN04) and the books were presented to PSE in Phnom Penh. After the presentation, we had a short tour around the campus and had better understanding of the organization and functions.

(More information Reported on May 7, '07)
Ms.Karen Chong, Singapore (SSEAYP), Ren04 Development Course



24. Social Contribution Activities at Puok Village, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Several of SIS members who participated in the Renaissance Program are organizing a Social Contribution Activities (SCA) project in Siem Reap, Cambodia before SIGA 2007. The NPO that will benefit from this project is The Boys' Brigade Learning Centre (BBLC) located in Puok district, Siem Reap. More details of this NPO available at
http://www.bb.org.sg/BBLC/index.htm .

(Report uploaded on May 30, '07
Pre-program information
unloaded on March 12, '07)
Mr. Ho Meng Wai from Singapore(SSEAYP87) Rene03, Leadership Course, Ren05 Ex-Ren OPY Planning Committee


23. Helping Hand by Alumni Association of USE for the One More Child Goes To School Project in Sri Lanka

Alumni Association of USE has donated a  Fax machine (Phone, Printer, Scanner included) to the SWYAA Sri Lanka. This immensely helped to increase the efficiency of our administration operation of the project "One More Child Goes To School."

(More information Reported on Dec 4, '06)

Mr. Thushara Deepal Dias Dahanayake from Sri Lanka (SWY14) andMr. Noah Al-Hamadi from UAE(SWY18) REN06 SCA Course


22. Ren03 Quilt project

At REN2003 she announced to start a quilt project. The idea was to collect fabric from the countries that are involved in international youth exchange programs hosted by the Japanese Government . Then she put together a quilt / blanket with these fabrics. This quilt would be a symbol of our international friendship - and thanks for the opportunity for such great cultural exchanges.
(More information @swyaa webslte
) Reported on Dec 4, '06)

Ms. Willow Jackson Canada (SWY9) REN03 Dev&Env Course


21. One More Child Goes to School Project successfully completes the fourth Semester

SWYAA Sri Lanka is very much pleased inform all  the Ren 06 members that the gOne More Child Goes to Schoolh project successfully completed the fourth Semester. Last three weeks SWYAA members were very busy delivering presents to schoolchildren of various districts. Also SWYAA Sri Lanka has taken many steps to improve the project in many aspects.

(More information Reported on Nov 14, '06)

Mr. Thushara Deepal Dias Dahanayake from Sri Lanka (SWY14) REN06 SCA Course


20. Ren Reunion organized by SWY Greece Alumni Association

SWY Greece Alumni Association has organized the first Ren reunion in Greece from September 22nd to October 1st.
Through various activities and local trips it was aimed to bring together youth from different parts of the world and have some productive fun while knowing each other better and strengthening the existent network of ex-ren participants.

(More information Report PDF/ Registration form-MS Word Uploarded on August 21, '06)

Mr. Vasilis Tikos from Greece(SWY6) REN03 Education Course, Ren05 ex-Ren Planning Committee, SCA


19. Leadership Training Resources (one of Ren03 Action Plans)in Cambodia and Laos

Leadership Training Resources were once again used in the facilitation of an Experiential Teambuilding Weekend for Cambodia PY06 in Phnom Penh (5-6 Aug 06) and Lao PY06 in Vientiane (26 Aug 06). Experiential activities and psychometric tool were employed to make learning fun and more hands-on.


(More information Reported on Sep. 8, '06)

Mr. Ho Meng Wai from Singapore(SSEAYP1987) Ren03, Leadership Course

18. School-to-School Campaign and Radio Promotion of SSEAYP and MBC Project

On January 2006 Mr. Edwin embarked on school-to- school campaign for the SSEAYP program and Mail Buddies Club: Connecting Youth to the World (MBC) Project. The latter is a project passed by the Ren 2005 SCA group that aims to connect youths from different countries through electronic mail or snail mail.
(More information Reported on July 23, '06)

Mr. Edwim V. Antonio (SSEAYP2002) REN05, SCA Course

17. Teambuilding cum Selection Weekend for Singapore Contingent to SSEAYP 2006 held on 24-25 June 2006

Mr. Ho Meng Wai from Singapore (SSEAYP1987) Ren03, set teambuilding for the Singapore PYs for this year's SSEAYP33 in cooperation with SIS (Singapore Alumni Associations).
(More information Reported on July 4, '06)

Mr. Ho Meng Wai from Singapore(SSEAYP1987) Ren03, Leadership Course

16. IYEO Branch Board Members Training on 17-18 June, 2006

With attendance of 50 IYEO members and over 20 board members, IYEO Branch Board Members Training was held on 17-18 June 2006 at National Youth Center. This year "Roles of IYEO as a NPO" was set as a theme and used Handbook for NPO which was one of the outcome of Ren05 for a textbook.

IYEO

15. Teambuilding Leadership Training WorkshopVientiane, Lao on 13 May 2006

Teambuilding Leadership Training was organized by Miss Viengkham Phengsouvanh, Lao NL'03.
Mr. Ho Meng Wai from Singapore (SSEAYP1987) Ren03, was invited as facilitator and lead this workshop for the Lao PYs as part of Leadership Action Plan of Ren03.
(More information Reported on May 25, '06)

Mr. Ho Meng Wai from Singapore(SSEAYP1987) Ren03,Leadership Course

14. Material Exchange during SIGA in Brunei Darussalam on Apr. 27, 2006

Ren04 project: Material Exchange was undertaken during SIGA held in Brunei Darussalam. It was prepared by Singapore participants of Ren04 and forwarded to Cambodian participant of Ren04. Further exchange is planned for next SIGA2007 in Cambodia.
(More information of preparation)

Ms. Karen Chong from Singapore(SSEAYP)
Ren04 Development Course, Ms. Sroy
Socheath from Cambodia (SSEAYP)Ren04
Education Course

13. Strategic Planning Workshop in Phnom Penh
Organized by SSEAYP International Cambodia (SIC) on Feb. 25, 2006

Strategic Planning Workshop in Phnom Penh was organized by SSEAYP International Cambodia(SIC).
Mr. Ho Meng Wai from Singapore (SSEAYP1987) Ren03, facilitate this workshop for the Cambodian exPYs as part of Leadership Action Plan of Ren03.
(More information Reported on Mar. 13, '06)

Mr. Ho Meng Wai from Singapore(SSEAYP1987) Ren03,Leadership Course

12. Teambuilding Workshop for Singapore and Cambodia Contingent to SSEAYP 2005

Singapore (23-24 July 05)
Cambodia Contingent (06-07 August 05)


Mr. Ho Meng Wai from Singapore (SSEAYP1987) Ren03, set Teambuilding Workshop for the Singapore and Cambodian PYs for this year's SSEAYP32. They were made possible in cooperation with respective Alumni Associations.
(More information Reported on August 24, '05)

Mr. Ho Meng Wai from Singapore(SSEAYP1987) Ren03, Leadership Course

11. Journey to South Africa and Mozambique

Mr, George Butler went to South Africa on an Arts For Social Change Learning Journey and to Nampula in Mozambique to visit Leo from the Philippines an ex SSEAYP PY were introduced by the Ren program network.
He took two lap top computers and helped pupils at Leo's school and produced a school newspaper called eFree Expressionhwith articles and pictures about different social issues of importance to Africa and the school.


(More information Reported on April 18, '05)

Mr. George Butler (SWY14) Ren03, Education Course

10. International Understanding towards Global Peace held in Cairo

Mr. Vasilis Tikos from Greece (SWY6) and Ms. Radwa Saad (SWY10) from Egypt, both are the Ren03, Education Course members held an exchange program among Greek and Egyptian students aged 7-10. This idea came up when Radwa visited Vasilis around the Olympics games. They held an education program called "International Understanding towards Global Peace" in Cairo in cooperation with 8 exPYs of SWY in Egypt and Greece.
Mr. Vasilis Tikos from Greece(SWY6) and Ms. Radwa Saad(SWY10 from Egypt Ren03, Education Course

9. Leadership Workshop on Nippon Maru (SSEAYP2004)

Mr. Ho Meng Wai from Singapore(SSEAYP1987) Ren03, became a NL for SSEAYP2004 and conducted a workshop onboard Nippon Maru during SSEAYP 2004. This was a part of the Leadership Course Action Plan of Ren03. Here is his message "There are no lack of opportunities to implement the action plans when we approach it with an open mind and interests."
Please also refer to Leadership course website www.ren03.org."

Mr. Ho Meng Wai from Singapore(SSEAYP1987) Ren03, Leadership Course

Ms. Wafa Ebrahim Al-Ammadi from Bahrain, Ren02 Leadership Coursee
8. Activities in Bahrain

Ms. Wafa Ebrahim Al-Ammadi From Bahrain (2nd program, Leadership Course), was inspired by the experience she had in Tokyo where she interacted with people with physical disabilities and started a program that would allow opportunities to interact with people with physical challenges upon her return to Bahrain.  She is actively involved throughout the year, with activities including learning how to use sign language and interacting with children in an orphanage, etc. 

(More information Reported on June 10, '04)


7. Leadership Workshop in Viet Nam

Leadership Workshop held on 7 April 2004 in Ho Chi Minh City. Some 40 very enthusiastic youth leaders from the International Department, Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union attended the 2-hour workshop. The workshop participants would be involved in organizing the Vietnam program for SSEAYP 04 etc..
(More information Reported on May 11, '04)
Mr. Ho Meng Wai from Singapore(SSEAYP1987) Ren03, Leadership Course

Ms. Akiko Nagao
from Japan
(INDEX' 01)

Ren03, Education Course
6. Visit to Singapore and Malaysia

Visited friends in Singapore and Malaysia whom she met through the Renaissance Program. She also visited a friend's school and had an observation of teaching style in Malaysia as well as having Japanese culture class by using her experience as teacher in Japan. She reported that it was not just a travel to visit friends but also a career exchange that enable her to recognize a new findings etc.
More information (Reported on Mar. 29, '04) in Japanese

Mr.Prakash Vaidya
from India

(SWY2)Ren2003, Mass Communication Course
5. Setting Up SWYAA-India

India has been actively participating in the SWY programs ever since SWY2, 1990 so far there are 76 (exPYs) ex-participants of SWY programs in India (excluding SWY16). WIth the encouragement of the 21st Century Renaissance Youth Leaders Invitation program participants, they finally set up their alumni association called SWYAA-India.
More information(Reported on Mar. 3 '04)

Mr.John Christian Burgener (SWY11) Ren2003,Education Course
4. Post Ren activities report

Conducted seminars at high school on Carrior and Life Management and at primary school on Peace by using his experience gained while his stay in Japan. The greeting list which was made by the Education course was used for their class as well.
More information(Reported on Feb 16 '04)

Mr. Ho Meng Wai from Singapore(SSEAYP1987) Ren03,Leadership Course
3. Report about the Post Ren03 Activities

Set up a website for Leadership course and set a Leadership Training Resources (part of one of the Leadership Course Action Plans) into Real Actions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from 22 - 24 Dec 03 with cooperation of former Cambodian participants of the 2nd 21st Century Renaissance Youth Leaders Invitation Program .@@@@@@
More information (Reported on Feb 12, '04)

Ms. Akiko Nagao
from Japan (INDEX' 01)

Ren03, Education Course
2. Card Exchange

A Card Exchange project was set by Ms. Akiko Nagao(INDEX'01) from Japan.  She used the network of the 21st Century Renaissance Youth Leaders Invitation Program 2003 to find a foster school in Mexico with the cooperation of Mr. Herman Morfin (SWY11). Students completed a small research project on the country of Mexico and made a small presentation to share with other students what they learned. 
More information (Reported on Dec. 3, '03)

Mr.Pradip Somasundaran from India (SWY6)
Ren03, Education course
1.Seminar on International Understanding

A Seminar on International understanding was presented by Mr. Pradip Somasundaran (SWY6) from India. Videos and photos of various activities of Renaissance-2003 were also shown on the occasion. The educational system in Japanese schools and universities was particularly stressed upon. The seminar was also aimed at educating and motivating the students to take part in international youth exchange programs like SWY.@@@@@@
More information (reported on Oct. 23, '03)

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