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Leadership Training

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Providing leadership and conflict resolution training to members of the Burmese refugee and migrant worker community in Aizawl.
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Leadership Training

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Like the majority of the Burmese refugee and migrant worker population in Mizoram, members of the Burmese Social Welfare Association lack sufficient leadership and organizational skills. This directly affects their ability to do training for the Burmese people in the area, and weakens their inspiration to work for the community.

BSWA will offer leadership training to 50 individuals from the community in August 2012. The goal of the training is to provide leadership and conflict resolution skills to those who solve the day-to-day problems of their fellow community members. It also hopes to encourage other Burmese migrant workers to actively participate in assisting each other deal with their problems.

You can help by contributing towards the cost of running the training session, including hall rental, honoraria for the trainers, communication with participants, and stationery/supplies.

Additional Information

Name of Organization Burmese Social Welfare Association
About the Organisation

The Burmese Social Welfare Association (BSWA) is a non-governmental organization run by Burmese people who crossed the border to Mizoram, Aizawl. It was founded in 2005 by Kawl Christian Fellowship Youth. The aim of the organization is to help and empower Burmese people living in Aizawl, Mizoram. The organization's head is voted in every year.

The BSWA has held language classes and workshops on HIV awareness and women's rights, as well as discussion groups for men. It also runs a free clinic and interprets for refugees in the hospital because most migrant workers face a language barrier. The BSWA has organized festivals and every year provides scholarships for students. BSWA currently has more than four hundred members.

Total Costs INR 23,500 (approximately CZK 8,500 or EUR 330)
Amount for sponsorship CZK 8,500
Total Number of Shares 17
Location Aizawl, Mizoram
Timeframe August - September 2012
Progress Update

August: On August 4, BSWA held its first leadership training session in Aizawl, Mizoram, for 27 participants. The training focused on the difficulties faced by the participants – migrant workers (goldsmiths, weavers, goods sellers, carpenters), women, and youth. The participants were split into groups to for discussions and then came together to share, learn how to be good leaders, and how to deal with their problems.

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