Showing posts from October, 2013

Leadership skills from Singapore STAR Academy

A three-day leadership training was organized for young adolescents by the STAR academy based in Singapore at Buds of Christ office, India. The programme has been organized in evolving leaders among young people to be future leaders of hope and courage to other children and young people like them. The three day workshop focused on three major areas, first “Knowing oneself” ; “When they started the day and told us to write our special skill or talent that would be self encouraging, I felt very funny as we have always thought self praise will result in pride. But at the end of the third day it helped me realise that this step has boosted my self esteem and made me feel more confident about myself” said an orphan boy  living with HIV The second area on “YOU and others “; “I used to be very depressed because my mother often complains and scolds me. On the second day on coping with your thoughts, I learnt how important it is to ignore the negative thoughts and holding on to it

Singapore Volunteers empowering Young Leaders for Change

It has been an exciting and enriching moment for adolescents of Buds of Christ to understand and explore their skills in leadership. Marion and her team members Kharuna and Yu Zen - SIF volunteers Buds of Christ working for orphan children who are from HIV affected families have a firm vision of empowering the children to help themselves and be an influence for others like them. With this mission, after four years of work, young people who had the passion to overcome their challenges were identified as possible leaders for change. It is for such children a first level training through STAR Academy, a leadership training Institute based at Singapore was organized on 14 th , 15 th and 16 th of September at Buds of Christ, Tiruchengode Center. The Leadership workshop started with a positive tone of helping every adolescent understand that each one is born perfect into the world and each one has unique skill and personality that can contribute to the self development and th