Training course for Girl Scouts [Archives:2004/739/Community]

May 20 2004

By Fahmia AL-Fotih
For the Yemen Times

Supporting female participation in the field of sport, the Girl Scouts Association helds a 5-day training course for 36 women leaders and activists that concluded on Wednesday 12 May at the Girls' Center for Training.
The participants were from four governorates; Amran, Marib, Mahweet and al-Jawf.
The participants were lectured on a number of topics,
and certificates were distributed in the end.
Mr. Mohamed Monasar, the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sport, Mr. Mohammed Al-Faqih, consultant at the Ministry of Youth and Sport, Mr. Abduallah Ubaid, Boy Scouts representative and Ms. Faten Essa, the Girl Scout representative attended the closing ceremony.
Yemen Times met some of the trainees to find out their impression about the workshop.
Elham Al-Nuzaili, the program officer of Al-Mahweet Girl Scouts, talked to Yemen Times: “This workshop was for 5 days and it tackled a lot of new topics and skills, including an introduction about the foundation of the Scouts' Movement and its goals and principles. The workshop also discussed guiding, planning, and preparing plans, besides topics related to communication and community relations. Various rich topics really integrated the ones who came from remote governorates like Marib, Al-Jawf and Al-Mahweet. We are required to train leaders that will in the long-term enhance developing society. So our role and efforts should be doubled. Girl Scouts particularly should be aware about her work as well as society's problems and concerns.”
Iman Thabit Al-Kohlani, Marib, “The workshop was fruitful even though it was intensive. We have benefited much regarding how to evaluate and follow-up and how to integrate a cadre of Girl Scouts. We learned also to lead in a systematic manner, besides to the importance of the media that should accompany Girl Scout work to show her work to the public”
Fana Hussein Mohammed, Al-Jawf, said “We have been taught a lot of things in this workshop. We have learnt how to deal with young Girl Scouts when we will go back to Al-Jawf besides a lot of things we have to teach them.”
Fairoz Al-Halhali, Amran governorate, said also “We have been trained so well that we can go back to our governorates and do our best”