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Leadership training organized for Catholic youth in Bangladesh

Christian leadership and capacity-building youth training started on March 14 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The event will continue until March 18.

The Caritas Development Institute supports the Bangladesh Catholic Students' Movement (BCSM), which is in charge of organizing it.

"Christian Leadership and Capacity Building Training—2024" has the theme, "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many" (Mark 10:45). 

As many as 35 participants from all over the country, as well as different BCSM units, gathered to empower themselves as the community's future leaders.

The purpose of this training is to hone skills in leadership development, Arpon Adrian Gomes, General Secretary of the Bangladesh Catholic Students Movement (BCSM), told RVA News.

Other topics that are being discussed include Christian faith formation, community engagement, capacity building, networking and collaboration, and empowerment and motivation.

The BCSM is for college and university Catholic students in Bangladesh. In 1992, it was started.

The Bangladesh Episcopal Commission for Youth is associated with BCSM, which took inspiration from the International Movement of Catholic Students (IMCS). BCSM is now present in eight Bangladeshi dioceses and serves as a hub for the country's Catholic youth.

One of the key speakers for this training is Archbishop Bejoy N.'D'Cruz, OMI, of Dhaka. 

Other resource persons are faculty members of Caritas Development Institute: Prova Lucy Rozario, Samiron Orpa Kuzur, Khurshida Aktar Jahan, and Chayon H. Rebeiro, Coordinator, Training and Marketing.

Besides, Fr. Liton Hubert Gomes, Lecturer, Notre Dame College, Dhaka; Patrick Drishya Purification, former president, BCSM; Swopnil Louis Cruze, former president, BCSM; Pauline Shrabani Baroi, President; Arpon Adrian Gomes, General Secretary, BCSM; Aditya John Rodriguez, Publication Secretary; and Jaseng Justin Nokrek, Organizing Secretary, BCSM, are scheduled to address the participants.


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