World Vision Foundation of Thailand (WVFT), in partnership with World Vision International (WVI), has conducted the Global Leader Orientation Programme 2019, a training event with a study trip, to build readiness for the new generation of the WVI Senior Leadership and enable them to play their vital role in driving World Vision toward success and fulfil WVI’s vision as a learning organisation that never ceases to develop for the best interest and well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable.
‘World Vision is an organisation that never stops to improve and learn. It is our honour to have shared our best practices with the Partnership, which operates in 100 countries worldwide. We’ve exchanged our best and effective way to drive the organisation forward. We hope that this event will better tighten our relationship as a network that focuses on working toward child well-being’, Ms Meliza Aberin, Assistant National Director- Field Operations and Resources Development, WVFT, revealed.
The 10-day orientation programme encompassed modules in specific disciplines, ie financial management, people and culture, fundraising and international funding streams, community transformational development management, development work and emergency response management, and etc. Part of the programme was a field visit trip that was joined by the participants from the WVI’s Global Centre, Support Office countries, and Operating Office countries, including USA, Canada, UK, Albania, Romania, Bangladesh, Nepal, Zambia, and Kenya.
It was an honour of Thailand to having an opportunity to serve as a learning site and share knowledge and work experience in the improvement of children’s quality of life. Ms Meliza Aberin has represented WVFT and led the 12 new senior leaders to visit the Instruction and Literacy Development Project run by the School Quality Development Network in Mae Taeng Project, Chiang Mai province at Ban Mae Taman School.
The School Quality Development Network is made up of 10 schools: San Pasak Wittaya School, Ban Chang Nai School, Ban Pang Hang School, Ban Pha Mon School, Lion Mahachak 9 Border Patrol Police School, Ban Pang Mai Daeng School, Sop Poeng Wittaya School, Ban Mueang Kuet School, Wat Tha Kham School, and Ban Mae Taman School.
‘We appreciate WVFT’s support to our school in different facets such as the library, farming activities for lunch, instructional materials for children with learning difficulties, and etc. Million thanks’ Suthon Nuanthim, a teacher of Ban Mae Taman School, expressed his thankfulness for the support that builds a strong life foundation for pupils.
The senior leadership team has also learnt about the transformational process that has brought the occupational skills promotion provided to families of sponsored children into the Ban Si Dong Yen Community Enterprise and how the unemployed housewives have managed to build upon their Akha-pattern sewing expertise to develop various products that can generate income for them to provide for themselves. The visitors have met with leaders of Huai Pong Grace-giving Church and community leaders in Huai Pong village and also given moral support to the WVFT youth leaders in Mae Taeng district, who have received leadership enhancement via the Positive Youth Development project.