Full name of the organisation: Hatsal Youth Ministry Institute
When did the organisation start? 21st August, 1994
How many members do you have? Board of Directors: 8 / Executive Director: 1 / Full-time staff: 4 Children & Youth: 41 / Young adults: 15 Adults: 139 (including 35 married-couples as children/youth members’ parents) Total: 180.
What kind of activities do they carry out? 1. Publication & Counselling Hatsal publishes a monthly periodical Hatsal of Youth to introduce youth culture and to promote Catholic values. Hatsal also provides free counselling for parents. 2. Leadership Training programs Hatsal offers many kinds of leadership training programs for youth ministers once a year, for young adult leaders two times a year; and Hatsal offers customized leadership training workshop for parents, adult leaders, parish councils, diocesan priests, religious people when asked. 2. Research & Development Hatsal conducts surveys and consulting for building parish community, and researches youth ministry vision documents of local churches and latest resources for youth ministry and related ministry 3. Networking Hatsal is nationally and internationally connected to several organizations such as KYMN (Korean Youth Ministry Network), YMS (Youth Ministry Supporters), COYA (Catholic Organization for Youth in Asia ), Asian Youth Ministry Leaders (BILA and AYD/AYMM), Asian Youth Ministry Organizations (FABC-Youth Desk, Bukal-Nn-Tipan in Philippines, Hong Kong, etc.), and Catholic Youth Ministry Organizations in the U.S. (NFCYM& other resource centers).
Do your members wear a uniform or some kind of symbol? No, we do not wear a uniform.
Do you have a theme for the year? We do not have a clear year theme for this year yet, but we are focusing on developing non-formal education methodology so that members can be accustomed to it and be able to use it actively for cultivating youth and young adult leaders. Are you in a partnership or do you have international activities? Hatsal is an associated member of Catholic Organization for Youth in Asia (COYA). The members of Hatsal have been participating in World Youth Day and Asian Youth Day. Hatsal was the host organization of Asian Youth Ministers’ Meeting in 2014.
Do you publish a magazine or newsletter for your members? Hatsal publishes a monthly free magazine for all youth regardless of their religion. The magazine, which has the similar name ‘Hatsal of Youth’, is to advocate youth culture based on Catholic values.
More information: The vision of Hatsal is to carry out the integrated ministry and to build a Young Church through the participation of all generations. The aims of Hatsal are: – to foster Christian discipleship with young people and to support young people to be subjects to evangelize the Church and world. – to promote the total personal and spiritual growth of young people. – to support young people to organize their communities which are fundamental in building a Young Church on their own and to help families to be healthy, happy, and holy. – to provide formation of human resources and create and provide material resources.
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Full name of the organisation: Indian Catholic Youth Movement
When did the organisation start? 2000
What kind of activities do you do? ICYM conducts christocentric leadership programmes, Animators Training and Youth Empowerment Programmes. We also conduct leadership and formation programmes for the catholic youth.
Do your members wear a uniform or some kind of symbol? No uniform or symbol.
Do you have a theme for the year? We choose a theme once in three years for the National Convention.
Are you in a partnership or do you have international activities? No.
Do you publish a magazine or newsletter for your members? No.
More information: Indian Catholic Youth Movement is a parochial youth movement under the Bishops Conference.
Full name of the organisation: Kithu Dana Pubuduwa
When did the organisation start? Initially started in 1971, but 1975 under our current name, for a full history : http://www.pubuduwa.org/about_pududuwa.aspx?tid=3
How many members do you have? Approximately 15,000 (including Adults, Youth and Children)
What kind of activities do they carry out? Catholic Charismatic Activities (Praise and Worship, Youth fellowship, etc..)
Do your members wear a uniform or some kind of symbol? We don’t have a specific uniform, but we wear our national dress (of Sri Lanka) for our major events. We have a logo and a flag.
Do you have a theme for the year? Yes, we work with a year theme.
Are you in a partnership or do you have international activities? We participate with other organisations where necessary with regard to our spiritual experience and interests, and the betterment of our country.
Do you publish a magazine or newsletter for your members? Monthly magazine Walk in the Spirit in three languages. CDs for prayers and hymns – books on prayer and general topics.
More information: http://pubuduwa.org/