Three months since YPARD announced its 2016 anniversary, celebratory content is still streaming in.
In March 2016, we take you through the video lens of YPARD Trinidad and Tobago under the leadership of Keron Bascombe who shares his experiences as a YPARD member and aTrinidad and Tobago representative over the last three years. YPARD has been a major contributor in providing skills and knowledge that Keron uses in his day to day life. He is also able to pass on a variety of skills to others from his region and more personally, YPARD provides the platform for Keron to pursue his own goals in the agricultural field. Today, he can call on to the YPARD family for support and in his personal endeavours. Indeed, echoing his words, we are a movement, a powerful voice and we just can’t wait for the next 10 years of promoting agriculture amongst youths with YPARD.
YPARD 10 Years Art Pieces
Our YPARD members from Pakistan and Nepal went the creative way and decided to create amazing art pieces with YPARD10Years Anniversary as the main theme. This goes to prove that indeed YPARD is a collation of many talents that need to be tapped into.
On 26th February, the YPARD Pakistan team held a workshop on AgriTourism and Development Business where among the things discussed was how to start a business and how to be an active member of YPARD Pakistan. The event culminated with the issuance of certificates for the active YPARD Pakistan members in recognition of their dedicated service and outstanding contributions toward agriculture sustainability, farmers development, youth involvement, women empowerment and global understanding.
Gipsy Bocanegra, one of the participants at the International Agricultural Development course at Texas Tech University was requested by her lecturer to talk about YPARD to her students.She not only spoke in length about YPARD but also took that opportunity to celebrate with them and share a delicious chocolate cake.
The students from the Paklihawa Campus in Rupandehi district of Nepal came together for a YPARD 10 years inspired celebration and subsequently baked a cake for the celebration at Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science.The celebration was adjoined with a presentation on ‘YPARD and Opportunities’ targeting the undergraduate students of Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Paklihawa Campus. The presentation focused on introducing YPARD community among the young students and drawing their interest towards involvement in such an incredible platform. Read more on the event from this blogpost by Deepak Ghimire.
What you can do
We are looking forward to receiving more #YPARD10years content for sharing with the YPARD community be it an Ambassador Video, a bake a cake campaign or even hosting a YPARD Inspired 10 years event. It is easy: shoot, share on social media and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Read the February Round up on Celebrating YPARD10years with cakes, ambassador videos and YPARD country activities.
Read The 2016 Celebratory Blog Series (available in English, French and Spanish)
- January: 10 years of YPARD! What have we learned and where are we going? by Courtney Paisley
- February: A place for young amidst grey haired! by Bala Ramani
- March: YPARD member or having a midlife crisis? by Marlene Heeb