Youth ycsc leadership and comdev


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    1. 1. Looking Beyond Borders Youth Leadership & Community Development Understanding Communities That Aren’t Ours (Involving Youth in Facilitating Community Development) ERNESTO C. CASIPLE, JR. 19.March.2011/ Mindanao State University, General Santos City Presented to the 40 th Anniversary of Youth Community Service Club
    2. 2. This presentation <ul><li>Less input, less definitions </li></ul><ul><li>More and more sharing of ideas </li></ul><ul><li>More suggestions… NOT ADVICE </li></ul><ul><li>No “Doctor’s Prescription” </li></ul><ul><li>More stories </li></ul><ul><li>More sharing of experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Key words only… all to set same understanding on terms </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitating… not teaching… not coaching </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages participation and networking </li></ul>
    3. 3. Youth <ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>Groove </li></ul><ul><li>Idealism </li></ul><ul><li>Steadfast </li></ul><ul><li>Noble </li></ul><ul><li>Gutsy </li></ul><ul><li>Modern </li></ul>Leader <ul><li>Passion </li></ul><ul><li>Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Outcome </li></ul><ul><li>Empower </li></ul><ul><li>Team </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligent </li></ul><ul><li>Risk </li></ul>ComDev <ul><li>Improve </li></ul><ul><li>Help </li></ul><ul><li>Make </li></ul><ul><li>Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Develop </li></ul><ul><li>Assist </li></ul><ul><li>Understand </li></ul>
    4. 4. Cartoon Credit:
    5. 5. ????????????????????????????? <ul><li>poor </li></ul>children youth projects activities immersion outreach lessons TARGETS travel faces places leader volunteer member Teams
    6. 6. Reflect and Comment on This! <ul><li>“ Thank God for that a panel of experts!”—development cartoon </li></ul><ul><li>“ Mr. Director General, why is it that you people from UN agencies when you come here, instead of asking for our experience and skills, our thoughts and our dreams, you give us lessons and advices? Why do you not come here to listen first, then give us advice based on what you heared?—a teacher in a village from Burkina Faso to Frederico Mayor, Dir. Gen of UNESCO.. .Source: UNFPA Website </li></ul>Adapted from: Kettle, KC & Saul, L (2006). Guidelines for Managing the Integration of Culture into Development Programmes
    7. 7. Questions in Community Service <ul><li>Ponder the following cartoon: </li></ul>
    8. 8. ???????????????????????????????? <ul><li>Participation: Is it required? My GF/BF/ crush is their? </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery: Did we ask their needs? </li></ul><ul><li>Culture: Do we know them? </li></ul><ul><li>Peace: Are we aware of their experiences? </li></ul><ul><li>Target: Is it for fun? Is it for “gold”? Or is it because there is a need? </li></ul>
    9. 9. Facilitating Multicultural Groups <ul><li>Knowing your own cultural values </li></ul><ul><li>Researching the Cultural Context </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitation Values and Attitudes </li></ul><ul><li>Researching Background of Participants (or Beneficiaries) </li></ul>Key terms to ponder: language, culture, heritage Adapted: Hogan, C. 2007
    10. 10. SAMPLES ONLY: My experiences on Community Development <ul><li>1996-2000: HIV/AIDS prevention advocacy, community service (environment), adolescenthood, peer education/ counseling, children’s right, theater on culture </li></ul><ul><li>2000-present: youth development, policy advocacy, peace and development, heritage and culture, micro enterprise development, HIV/AIDS, programme management and intervention, climate change adaptation </li></ul>
    11. 11. Volunteerism & Leadership (Re)-defined <ul><li>Slides from a paper entitled: Reinventing Youth Volunteerism and Community Service for Peace in Southern Mindanao: The Story of Tri-Youth Volunteers of Kapayapaan Kapatid Council/ SOCSARGEN Peace Network </li></ul><ul><li>(Presented during the 10 th International Youth Day—Philippines, Makati City on August 5-7, 2009) </li></ul>
    12. 12. What are these now?
    13. 13. Lessons, Impact and Challenges “ I will make my weekend worthwhile to volunteering to communities rather than spending a day to computer games or strolling at the mall.” “ a little act of volunteerism is a great deed someday.”
    14. 14. Reengineering, reinventing…
    15. 15. reflection of transcending beyond issues of organizational formalities (as a status quo) to actual contribution to the people in other communities. Rethink upon about volunteerism, leadership, service ‘ knowledge management’ (tell others)
    16. 16. Sheltering versus separating…. Some issues/ questions to ponder Loose or structured ANSWERABLE…. OPEN FORUM
    17. 17. Community service top priority: power not (or rarely) discussed Balance is ideal; choice is real INVOLVEMENT by goals and not by the structure Loyalty to PRINCIPLES (above all)
    18. 18. Volunteers not capacitated with development techniques/ tools; but GUIDANCE is available What more? Come together, bond together, VISIONING & DREAMING
    19. 19. CAPACITY to LEADERSHIP TRANSLATE VSION, Into REALITY0 United Nations Association of the Philippines U nited Nations Youth Association of the Philippines U nited N ations Y outh A ssociation of the P hilippines
    20. 20. Evaluating Your Activities <ul><li>Ending Rituals and Celebrations </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t make promises of return </li></ul><ul><li>Thank the community for the participation </li></ul><ul><li>Tell them what you learn from them </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue between participants and facilitators </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t bring home more from what to give.. </li></ul><ul><li>The ORID approach </li></ul>