Excursions with a strategic social cause

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What does the Doi Suthep National Park, Hill tribes, holistic clef care and pottery making have to do with the YMCA?

These deeply education experiences were excursions which tie into the YMCA’s four strategic areas: civic engagement, health, employment and environment.

The World Council delegates went on half day excursions on Wednesday to see how strategy can be translated into real life areas in Thailand with the help of YMCA Change Agents and local hosts faciliating workshops.

“It was nice to see local nature and the plants and see what the wolrd has to offer,” Emille from YMCA Finland said.
For Rebecca from YMCA Scotland it offered an insight to the strategy in action for the area of employment.

“I went on the pottery excursion and it tied in really well with how we deal with employment in our own countries. We had a great discussion about how we can support young people and create new jobs and new ideas,” she said.

Mia from YMCA Sweden also saw the value of learning about the YMCA’s strategic pillar in youth employment.
“We got ot learn stories about their career at the YMCA and everyone got to share what their YMCA is doing.”

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