Saturday, March 19, 2011

First Youth Leadership Workshop a success

Some thirty youths and volunteers participated in the first Khmer Krom youth leadership workshop held at the Enfield Community Centre on Saturday 19 March 2011.

The program organized by the Khmer Kampuchea-Krom Association of South Australia with the support of the government of South Australia was a ground breaking event aim at building and supporting new leaders amongst the youths in South Australia.

Youths playing soccer
The day start with youths meeting each other in a friendly sporting activity including soccer, baseball and badminton. After the good workout to build up the energy, the youth are then presented with a cooking demonstration of traditional Khmer seafood salad.

Lunch is then served with thanks to our volunteers for preparing the delicious food including grilled chicken wings, fried rice, seafood salad and stir fry beef.
Khmer seafood salad

The workshop then cranked up the gear with presentation by Mr. Brad Chilcott, a well known leadership trainer and public speaker, entitled "Reliabilty, the currency of leadership". Mr Chilcott guides the participants on how to be a good leader and a good follower.
Mr. Brad Chicott
 Career pathway workshop ran by Ms Emma Dowling gets the youth thinking about their future education and career and provided information on how the youth can seek help and advises if required.
Ms. Emma Dowling
 The final section of the workshop have seen participants were put into three groups for the purpose of dicussing how to be a good leader, good follower and a group that discuss the challenges the leader and followers confront.
Youth discussion group

The resounding success of this project provided encouragement to our volunteers to be more motivated in supporting the Khmer Krom community as well as the Cambodian community in South Australia.