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Compass Youth Camp 2017 Reflections

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During the last week of June 2017, high school students from seven countries met for seven days at the Traidhos Three Generational Learning Community in Mae Rim, Thailand for Compass Education’s annual Compass Youth Leadership Camp. Known to its alumni and team as CYC, this camp bonds together aspiring leaders from around Asia who are […]

Youth Leadership for a Sustainable Future: the start of CYC 2017!

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The Compass Youth Camp (CYC) is almost upon us! This year we have students from Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan and the Philippines. They will be taking part in activities involving system thinking, sustainability, and leadership for practical use in the Mae Kapiang Karen tribe village as well as in their home communities. The […]

CYC: My Source of Motivation

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I first went to my first CYC camp during the summer of 2015 and if I had to summarise my experience from that one week into one word, it would be “motivation”. I believe my change as a more ambitious student began from this camp that I attended. I specifically gained motivation from 2 main […]

DAIS 5th Grade Steps Towards Sustainability

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In Mid-January, our 5th grade class taught Chinese students visiting from Harbin and Dalian, about the 17 Goals for sustainable development. The 17 Goals are 17 problems around the world that the United Nations decided that need to be solved by the year 2030. Our experience teaching the kids was extraordinary. It made us think about how […]

Compass Youth Camp 2016 Comes to a Close

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Compass Youth Camp (CYC) 2016 camp has sadly come to an end! The participants, including the facilitators and coordinators, have been non-stop busy since day one. Throughout the week, students learned important systems analysis concepts and tools such as the Sustainability Compass, systems mapping, and feedback loops. While learning these, they also engaged in many […]

A Glimpse into the Action at the Compass Youth Camp 2016

A year has passed and the Compass Youth Camp (CYC) has once again commenced! This year we have students from all around Asia, coming in from international schools in Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and China. The main activities that these students will be taking part in are System Thinking activities, Amoeba roles, and Presentation tips. […]

On Opportunities, from a Youth

My trip to Nanjing, China, as a student co-facilitator was an experience that taught me a vast amount about an exciting time for education and sustainability work. As well as learning a tremendous amount about myself as a student pushing for more youth empowerment in this field. I was extremely fortunate to have worked with […]

Learning to Lead in a Changing World

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by Tegar Laga Joebhaar, Year 13, Lanna International School Thailand What steps would you take to maintain a sustainable nation? Well for five nights this summer, I was part of the Compass Youth Camp at Prem. The camp was a mix of outdoor activities and a workshop on sustainability. With a focus on youth leadership, […]

Students Teach Teachers about Sustainability at DAIS

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by Michael E. Baldwin This summer eighteen Dalian American International School (DAIS) students took part in leadership training and then provided professional development for the entire teaching staff of the school on sustainability. The leadership training which took place on August 5-6, 2015, was offered to students who demonstrated interest in leadership through summer internships […]