With their three year goals complete, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, have come together to decide what next. Representatives from the Aisa Pacific region met in Sri Lanka, recently to brain-storm and compile relevant goals for the coming three years.
A list of six goals have been set, and they were derived from the overall mission of the Girl Guides and Girl Scouts world over— ‘to enable girls and young women to develop their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world’.
The global outcomes for 2012 to 2014 are to increase and diversify membership, improve the image and visibility of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting at every level, influence issues that affect girls and young women, strengthen the quality of the Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting experience, build leadership capacity at every level, and increase funding.
The team that decided on the goals and worked out the budget, consist of several prominent members of the World Association of Girl Guide and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). Chairperson of the Asia Pacific region of the WAGGS, Low Lih Jeng lead the team, while HaJah Normala Baharudin (Vice Chairperson), Dr. Febe Marl Paat, Ruchira Jayasinghe, Melanie Bennett and Thanyaporn Krichtitayawuth, contributed in areas of their professional expertises.
Belonging to the newly appointed Regional Committee, these women have an impressive professional background. They say being part of the Girl Guide and Girl Scout movement has facilitated their achievements and given them the strength and guidance to be the best at all that they do, both in their professional fields and their family life. They are not simply an inspiration to the Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, but to all the girls and young women world over.