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Myanmar Youth Leaders in the U.S. Discuss the Future of their Country

May 1, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, MAY 5, 2017 – Young leaders from Myanmar participating in the Youth Leadership Program, led by Indiana University Bloomington and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, engaged in a facilitated discussion on the future of Myanmar designed for the next generations of leaders. A group of 20 from various institutions in the Southeast East Asian Nation representing different ethnicities participated in a two-day program hosted by the Burmese American Community Institute (BACI) as part of a four-week intensive and highly interactive program that seeks to promote high-quality leadership, civic responsibility, and civic activism. Read More »

 

Fellows from 18 different countries throughout Sub-Saharan Africa visit Indiana University

June 19, 2016

OID is hosting 25 young professional leaders from the Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) for 6 weeks (June 17th-July 30th). Fellows are from 18 different countries throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and are inspiring and emerging leaders of from their respective fields and communities. MWF is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the U.S. Department of State and administered by IREX. For more information, please visit Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

 

YLPB participants engage with staff from the office of United States Congressman Todd Young.YLPB meets with Todd Young’s office

May 1, 2016

Youth Leadership Program with Burma (YLPB) participants had the opportunity to engage with staff from the office of United States Congressman Todd Young, who represents the district in which Bloomington resides. Andrew Terp answered questions about Congressman Young’s background and political career, and solicited input on the future of Myanmar from the emerging leaders. Afterward, two of Rep. Young’s aides led YLPB participants on a personal tour of the US Capitol building.

 

YLPB students collaborate with Harmony School peers.YLPB Students Collaborate with Harmony School Peers

April 28, 2016

Participants from the Youth Leadership Program with Burma (YLPB) worked together with staff and students at the Harmony School in Bloomington to complete a collaborative service project. Over the course of four meetings, 20 YLPB participants and 4 Harmony high school students planned a service activity to benefit Harmony’s Early Childhood Program. The ECP students enjoyed a culturally infused scavenger hunt while others constructed birdhouses and playground equipment from recycled materials.

 

Dr. Stephanie Serriere conducted a session with YLPB participants about YPAR.Serriere introduces YPAR to YLPB

April 19, 2016

IUPUC and IU alum Dr. Stephanie Serriere conducted a session with Youth Leadership Program with Burma (YLPB) participants about the merits and purposes of Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR). Dr. Serriere led a discussion on the fundamentals of YPAR and introduced ways to implement them in various settings. The session concluded with skits where the YLPB participants demonstrated each step in the YPAR process in different types of scenarios.

 

Councilman Andy Ruff welcomed Youth Leadership Program with Burma participants to Bloomington with a tour of city hall.YLPB visits Bloomington City Hall

April 18, 2016

City Councilman Andy Ruff welcomed Youth Leadership Program with Burma (YLPB) participants to Bloomington with a tour of city hall and a discussion on municipal government. Councilman Ruff shared his insight on Bloomington’s governing philosophies, and the emphasis placed on citizen input and voice. The students concluded their tour of Bloomington’s City Hall with a visit from Mayor John Hamilton himself.