Masoolia Youth Volunteering Program
Masoolia youth volunteering program came in as an administrative solution proposed by myself and work colleague Latifa Mutaywea to the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs lack of staffing during the peak operational periods (spring & summer camps). The idea of the program is to utilize university students and recent graduates' skills to provide 500+ youth training opportunities during the camps. At the same time provide the university students and recent graduate a practical hands-on training and experience that they would benefit from. Ideally, the program works as a platform for young adults to gain work experience and enhance their work readiness.
Guided reflection sessions by youth specialists
One-to-one coaching sessions
Interactive training workshops
Practical communication with MYS staff, teachers, students and parents
Volunteer role simulation
Fulfilling volunteering team duties and tasks
After the screening and recruitment process, the volunteers were trained in multiple areas (as shown in the diagram above) and later were placed in volunteering opportunities supervised by youth development specialist. Once the volunteer accumulated enough training and working hours and they are able to move forward to the next stage that allows them to take up more operational responsibilities and lead other volunteers. Eventually, these young adults would be great candidates in the pipeline to be youth development professionals at the Ministry of Youth and Sports.