October 31, 2011 in News
Fifty Five Scouts Masters, including Seven female Scout Masters (SMs) (forty six scouts from Nangarhar, 8 from Kunar and one from Laghman) were brought together and received three days Scout Orientation Training Course (SOTC) conducted at the New Said Jamaluddin Afghan Institute (NSJAI) by the Afghan Strategic Research and Services Organization (ASRSO) from October 24-27th, 2011. In this training three teachers from PARSA participated as the mentors and 8 other instructors from ASRSO taught as the instructors. Male SMs spent days and nights together. They were sworn in as a member of the Afghan scouts and the brothers and sisters of the international scouts’ community.
They also learned many scouts’ related skills.
The program was opened with comments by Dr. Tajuddin Millatmal, President of ASRSO and was followed by an appreciation of the service by the Nangarhar Director of Education Mr. Allah Dad Ismail Zai. This opening ceremony was broadcasted by local media on 10, 24, 2011.
At the end, the students received their certificate of training and the teachers received the certificates of teaching at the same time. Certificates distribution ceremony was opened with the recitation of holly Quran followed by the raise
of Afghanistan flag and playing the Afghanistan national anthem. The Deputy Director of Nangarhar Education Department, Mr. Awal Gul Abo- Zahid praised ASRSO and Dr. Millatmal for his dedication to the Afghan youth and to the scout program. He also thanked USAID for their help sponsoring the Afghan Scout Program in Nangarhar. However, he demanded further assistance for the scouts
in Nangarhar including providing uniform to all 9688 scouts in Nangarhar school system. In his mobilizing speech, Dr. Millatmal called upon these youth “You must become the change you want to see” He also thanked USAID for sponsoring the Afghan Scout Program in Nangarhar. He stated that though the Scout budget was approved only for Nangarhar, but he extended the program to Kunar and Laghman as well using the same budget. Millatmal called upon the Ministry of Education
to add back the word of “Terbya” (Mannerism) along with the name of the Education as it was “Ministry of Terbya and Education” in the past. His speech was warmly received by the audience with cheers and the scout clapping.
Mr. Jeddi, advisor for the Nangarhar Educational Director spoke on behalf
of the people of Nangarhar, and praised Dr. Millatmal as a real hero and a real public leader who left his comfortable life in USA and return back to serve the Afghan youth. He said, Dr. Millatmal sets a real example for our youth. He valued the Scout program as an important tool for the leadership development. At the end, graduates were recognized for their achievements and provided with their certificates. Before leaving the stage, each graduate saluted to the Afghan flag and stated “I will serve the people of Afghanistan and humanity”. Many of the participants had tears
in their eyes and stated that “it was my first time to see the Afghan flag raised and the Afghan National Anthem to be vocalized. The Afghan Scout Project is sponsored by USAID.
Eng. Ajmal (Amin)
Scout Programmes Estrone Zone Manager
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