On the 2nd and 3rd of July, a team bonding retreat was held in Puchong as a platform for the new batch of MYD2016 to get to know one another better, and to understand the core values of being a part of the MYD family.
Our mentor, Adrian Yeo introduced the main objectives of the MYD to the new delegates, including representing the youth climate movement in Malaysia, holding our leaders accountable for their actions, seeking equity for those who are suffering from climate change impacts etc. The new delegates were convened to discuss some of the plans and strategies in the coming months, as well as analysing their personal strengths and weaknesses in order to work better as a team.
The past MYD2015 members showed their support by sharing their experiences at COP21 in Paris. Useful advice was also given to the new batch of delegates. The night ended with a barbecue session as both MYD2015 and MYD2016 members bonded over food and merry discussions. The next day after having breakfast together, the new delegates drafted a team contract and the weekend ended with a training session on fundraising.
All in all, it was a fruitful weekend as new friendships were formed and aspirations were set prior to the COP22.
Below is a group photo that was taken during the retreat. Take a look at what our new delegates of MYD2016 have to say about the retreat! 🙂
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