The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) launched the World Scout Academy, a new virtual learning platform, from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 20 June.
Myanmar scouts delegaation led by Dr Tin Nyo, Chief Commissioner of Myanmar Scouts Association, and Deputy Chief Scouts U Tha Sein, joined the online academy’s opening ceremony via videoconference.
Mr Craig Turpie , Chairman of the World Scout Committee, and Mr Ahmad Alhendawi, Secretary General of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, delivered speeches at the opening session.
The academy was opened to support the leadership of National Scout Organizations and National Scout Associations (NSOs/NSAs) to adapt to the changing realities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the virtual opening session, the scouts discussed postponement of 42nd World Scout Conference that was reviously scheduled to take place in August 2020 in Egypt and digital learning programmes that are being mplemented by the World Organization of the Scout Movement for scout leaders around the wor.
The opening session of the academy was followed by an eight week programme that will equip participants with the relevant knowledge and skills to successfully lead their organizations within a new environment following the COVID-19 pandemic.—GNLM (Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)