Good Character and Leadership Workshop #Dominican Republic
On November 5, IAYSP led by Frank Felix De la Cruz – with the strong support of the Caribbean regional office, Mr. Leonidas Belliard – commenced their three-day seminar entitled, “Good Character and Leadership.” The purpose was to strengthen the character of young people and educate future leaders in the Dominican Republic.
For this reason, with fifty-three young people from different parts of the Dominican Republic, staff began with a welcoming and ensuring participants were aware of the seminar program and rules.
Also, to create a more enjoyable environment, they formed small teams to share.
On the first day, Lic. Regalado gave a conference that introduced the topic, “What good character is and how to have good leadership.”
They held the opening ceremony with special guests: Dr. Charles Yang, President of the Legislative Assembly of the Holy Community of Hanulpumonim; Rev. Sang Suek Kim, Regional Director of a Peace Organization in Central America and the Caribbean;
Mr. Colonel Andres Ortiz Ribera, President of the Municipal Police Association; Mr. Rafael Méndez, Former Deputy and President of Parliamentarians for Peace, and his wife; Mr. Colonel Andres Ortiz Ribera, Mr. Candido Gomez, Mr. Carlos Hernandez gave the words of welcome; and a congratulatory message was presented by Dr. Charles Yang and the President of IAYSP Dominican Republic.
This seminar presented many challenges to the young participants in addition to entertainment, games, sharing of learning and reflections – all of which were prepared by the leader of IAYSP Santiago.
The seminar comprised of seven lectures that were delivered by Mr. Regalado, Rev. Kim, Dr. Yang and Mr. Regalado.
The activity provided much hope to leaders and members present that even amid the circumstances of the pandemic, it is still possible to continue positive teaching and bringing conviction to each of the young dreamers.