Nov 4-29: 37th Advanced Studies Program

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July 09, 2019

 

The National General Secretaries and related Persons,
Asia and Pacific Alliance of YMCAs


Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from APAY, Hong Kong.

 

We are pleased to inform you that the 37th Advanced Studies Program will be held during 3 – 30 November 2019 (including date of arrival and departure), here in Hong Kong. The venue of the program shall be at the YMCA Youth Village, Wu Kwai Sha, Ma On Shan, New Territories, Hong Kong.

Initiated in the year 1982, this is an advanced training program for the senior professional secretaries of the YMCAs of our region. The candidates should be a university graduate and have a least 3 years work experience in the YMCA’s core administration, at policy making level. The candidates should also undergo the Basic YMCA Training conducted at the national level before applying for this course.

The main objectives of this month-long training is to enhance YMCA professional secretaries’ ability to critically analyze ongoing social processes, based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and develop the YMCA professionals who are mission-responsive, socially relevant and effective institutional leaders.

We urge you to nominate suitable YMCA professionals for the program. The candidates should read the program information carefully before applying for the course as well as comply with all the requirements as stated in the program information.

Limited amount of subsidies are available only for deserving candidates for air travel and participation fee, all participants need to pay the mandatory registration fee and green fee. Subsidy requests should be sent all with the applications forms.

Applications with required documents should reach APAY on or before 31 July 2019 and successful candidates shall be notified on or before 15 August 2019 by APAY.

If you have any queries or for details of this program please feel free to contact Duncan Chowdhury, our Executive Secretary for Programs at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for this purpose.

 

Thanking you

Sincerely yours,

 

Nam Boo Won
General Secretary

 

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International Green Ambassadors Training 2019

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The 36th Advanced Studies Program

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The 36th Advanced Studies Program of APAY had successfully concluded here in Hong Kong on 30th November 2018 with the holding of the grand Graduation Dinner. Commenced on 5th of November, the program was held at YMCA Youth Village, Wu Kwai Sha, Ma On Shan, New Territories, Hong Kong.

 

One of the oldest continuing program of APAY, the Advanced Studies Program was introduced in 1982. The main objectives of this month-long training is to enhance YMCA professional secretaries’ ability to critically analyze the ongoing social processes, based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and develop the YMCA professionals who are mission-responsive, socially relevant and effective institutional leaders.

 

A total of fourteen (14) Senior YMCA professionals participated at this program. They were (i) Ronel Francis Costa from Savar YMCA Bangladesh, (ii) Pu Wangyu from Shanghai YMCA and (iii) Zhu Aimin from Nanjing YMCA, China, (iv) Dion Chen from YMCA of Hong Kong, (v) Hung Suk Yan Beatrice and (vi) Chan Pik Yan Selina from the Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong, (vii) Sam Robert Ponnian from the National Council of YMCAs of India and (viii) E. V. Shaiju from Kottayam YMCA, India, (ix) Lee, Jeong-Hee from Guri YMCA and (x) Kim Youngil from Daegu YMCA, Korea, (xi) Hitoshi Kanda from Osaka YMCA, Japan, (xii) Wei Pao-Chen from Tainan YMCA, (xiii) Lin Pei-Yun and (xiv) Chen Yun-Ting from Taipei YMCA, Taiwan.

 

Dr. Geevarghese Mor Coorilos from South India, Dr. Ema Leslie from Cambodia, Dr. Tobias Bradner and Dr. Hope Anthone from Hong Kong were the external resource persons for conducting the course, beside Nam Boo Won, Duncan Chowdhury and Chan Beng Seng from APAY.

 

The main areas of study in the course curriculum were Contemporary Mission of the YMCA, Contextual Theology, Social Analysis, Practices of Biblical Reflections; possible YMCA program responses like Global Citizenship Education, Alternative Tourism, UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development Goals, Gender Mainstreaming, Social & Solidarity Economy and final section was related to institutional development of the YMCA like the Board Governance, Movement Strengthening, Organizational Review & Strategic Planning.

 

At the concluding section of the program, all the participants were required to prepare a re-entry plan, a paper reflecting the learning of the participants and also the plan of a new action oriented program based on the teachings of ASP, that each of them will implement upon their return to their respective home country.

 

We are indebted to the Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong and the YMCA of Hong Kong for their support to materialize this program. The YMCA of Hong Kong had hosted the Welcome Dinner for the participants on 5 November and the Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong hosted the Graduation Dinner on 30 November 2018.

 

Dr. Arnold Cheng, Vice President of Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong welcomed all the participants and guests at the Graduation Dinner on behalf of the board of Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong. Mr. Ronald Yam, Treasurer of APAY and World Alliance of YMCAs, Mr. Karl Lau, General Secretary of Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong & Mr. Peter Ho, General Secretary of YMCA of Hong Kong also adorned the ceremony with their kind presence. Mr. Nam Boo Won, General Secretary of APAY delivered the words of felicitations and encouragement for the participants. The ceremony was also attended by key staff members of Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong and YMCA of Hong Kong, the resource persons of Advanced Studies Program and members of the APAY family.

 

Certificates were awarded to all the successful participants and they also pledged their firm commitment to serve their respective communities through the YMCA. We wish all the participants a bright and colourful YMCA career in future.

 

DUNCAN CHOWDHURY, EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

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20th General Assembly & 4th Youth Assembly

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Asia and Pacific Alliance of YMCAs

20th General Assembly 2019
“Living Together Within Nature
on a Path to Peace”
Tozanso, Japan

 

 

APAY Green Ambassadors Learn About Climate Change

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Thirty-one (31) participants from various YMCAs and universities from five countries; Laos, Myanmar, South Korea, Philippines and Thailand, attended the Regional Green Ambassadors Training held last October 1-6, 2018 in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, Thailand.

 

The 5-day training organized by the Asia and the Pacific Alliance of YMCAs (APAY) in partnership with Sao Hin YMCA, branch of Chiang Mai YMCA was filled with discussions on different environmental issues and experiential learnings on climate change education and response towards a green YMCA and a low carbon society.

 

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