WYAAP Visits Myanmar

October 20-27, 2019 Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) – World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific (WYAAP) Regional Director, Miko Superable, and former WYAAP Regional Director, Mary Imbong visited Yangon to meet with new WYA Members, conduct talks, and train youth leaders.

WYAAP was invited by the Agape Youth Alliance in Yangon to conduct the WYA Certified Training Program (CTP) to a select group of youth leaders and volunteers. The organization, led by Peter Mang, gathered trainees from their network of youth members and volunteers for the five-day program. Lectures and activities were conducted by Miko Superable and Mary Imbong at TESOL Yangon, Myanmar.

The WYAAP Team was also invited by the Yangon University Environmental Club where they delivered keynote addresses to the students and faculty of the university. Former RD, Mary Imbong, shared the mission and work of the World Youth Alliance while Current RD, Miko Superable, delivered a short information session on human dignity and sustainable development. Both highlighted the importance of seeing persons as problem-solvers when it comes to finding solutions to the world’s toughest environmental problems.

In between training sessions and talks, the WYAAP Team immersed themselves in Burmese culture at Yangon where they visited the much-revered Shwedagon Pagoda, as well as lesser-known villages and markets where they learned more about traditional Burmese culture.

Interested in bringing WYA to your country? Invite WYAAP to conduct the CTP in your area or to visit your school or university. Send an e-mail proposal/invitation to asiapacific@wya.net.