Young women to develop environmental leadership skills in India and Switzerland
9 March 2012
More than 70 Girl Guides and Girl Scouts will develop their environmental leadership skills this month at simultaneous WAGGGS events in India and Switzerland.
The theme of the two WAGGGS Leadership Development Programme (WLDP) events - being held at the World Centres Our Chalet in Switzerland and Sangam in India from 14 to 19 March - is "Young Women Leading for a Greener Future", chosen to reflect this year's World Thinking Day topic "We can save our planet".
The 32 delegates at the Helen Storrow Seminar at Our Chalet will focus on the environmental issues of today and explore ways to raise awareness and use practical skills to create change.
At Sangam the Young Women Leading for a Greener Future event will be attended by 45 participants, and aims to empower youth leaders and young women to educate, speak out, act and motivate others to take action for a greener planet. The participants will experience leadership development in the field of environmental education and advocacy.
Practical skills to take home
At the heart of both events will be the WLDP aim of giving participants practical leadership skills which they can apply in their Member Organizations or communities.
Topics will include personal development, understanding leadership, environment, advocacy and communication. Seven facilitators and staff will support delegates at each event.
The two events will link up remotely to share ideas and experiences. Technology will be a key feature, with delegates encouraged to blog and tweet regular updates and upload videos to the WAGGGS YouTube channel.