Groundbreaking event for Guide leaders of Iraq

31 March 2006

In February 2006, 18 young women joined trainers from WAGGGS in Egypt for an intensive five day leadership training programme.   Whilst there has been Guiding in Iraq in the past, the aim of this event was to bring young leaders up to date with WAGGGS’ ways of work and to support them in their leadership roles.  

"I have learnt through this training to have a wider perspective on things in addition to the many training techniques,"  said one participant.

Another participant said "this training not only gave me the opportunity to develop my Guiding skills but it also gave me the opportunity to visit a country I never dreamt I would."

"We look forward to running more training events with Guides from Iraq and are seeking further funds to carry out this important work," says Lesley Bulman-Lever, Chief Executive of WAGGGS.