4th SEAYN Annual Meeting and Youth in School Safety (YSS) Facilitators' Training | 5-9 Sep 2016 | Kuala Lumpur

These two events will be held from 5-9 September in Kuala Lumpur.

Expected outcomes of events"

  • To enhance roles and responsibilities of youth practitioners and leaders thru commitment into action plans and in a response to the Beijing call for innovation.
  • To engage youths into the DRR Programme in a more effective way
  • To nominate and handover Coordination team to next team in a successful way.
  • To affirm the importance of regional RCRC Youth Network and “Youth-led and National Societies-owned” platforms

 For more details, please see Concept note | Participant list

  • Youth School Safety (YSS) Facilitators’ Training (Sep 5-8) 

First time in the Southeast Asia Region, Youth in School Safety (YSS) Facilitators Training has been held in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia from September 5-8, followed by the 4th SEAYN annual meeting from September 8-9 hosted by the Malaysian RC and with the support of IFRC CCST Bangkok.

Altogether 21 participants (6 F/15 M) joined the training from all 11 National Societies and become certified young facilitators. Participants used the Facilitators Step to Step Guide developed by the IFRC Bangkok and demonstrated their practice at two schools in Kuala Lumpur. This exercise received positive feedback from schools, as the training was very children–friendly with all role plays and simulations by promoting students’ creativity in school safety. On top of that, it strengthens the relations between teachers, students and parents and Red Cross Red Crescent Youth. All the young facilitators committed to join the next step: application to all individual National Society. YSS Facilitators guide will be revised according to the feedback of participants and Southeast Asia context.

  • 4th SEAYN Annual Meeting (Sep 8-9) 

Report | SEAYN Review | Asia Pacific Updates for SEAYN | School safety mapping initiative

After YSS training, the 4th SEAYN annual meeting was inaugurated with the opening speech from Dr. Sayed, Malaysian RC Secretary General with the attendance of 18 SEAYN members. The meeting reviewed successes and challenges of SEAYN throughout 2015-2016.

The YSS application into individual countries were discussed and all National Societies signed up to initiate a discussion with relevant programmes. The meeting also saw discussion of School Safety mapping initiative, followed by a social media training. As a result, a new SEAYN Facebook Page was open by addressing the issue of the former which is not user-friendly. All members committed to use social media in a very active way by inviting all national youths for an advocacy of youth action and development.

Finally action plan 2016-2017 was developed with four categories: 1) Advocacy, 2) Youth and volunteer management, 3) Youth empowerment Programme, 4) Peer to Peer support, Partnership and Fundraising. The SEAYN Chairmanship was then handed over to the Philippine RC and new coordination team was nominated with Singapore RC as Deputy Chair and CVTL as Officer. All members recognised that the sustainability of the network depends on their engagement, commitment and their service delivery into community safety and resilience.