KYCS’ 2ND STUDENT-LEADER ANIMATORS GATHERING (SLAG) OF 2018

10 10 2018

SLAG Theme: Pollution affecting our mother nature and human beings  

KUCHING – The Kuching Young Christian Students (KYCS) held their second SLAG on the 22nd September 2018, Saturday at the St. Rose Conference Hall, Archdiocesan Curia and Cathedral Pastoral Centre (ACCPC). The main objective of this gathering was to bring the committees of the Young Christian Students from several schools such as SMK St. Joseph, SMK St. Teresa, SMK Batu Lintang, St. Joseph’s Private School, SMK Green Road and SMK Penrissen No.1. This gathering has gathered 50 attendees altogether, including the senior animators, Mark Ethan, Esther Chai, Rachel Tiong and Alex Tai.

 

The gathering started off with an ice breaking game called ‘Chinese Whisper’ and this has bonded the committees from different schools. A talk was then given by Esther Chai to focus on several pollutions that are affecting our mother nature and human beings. The speaker, Esther, related the theme ‘Pollution’ to the YCS’ motto, ‘See, Judge and Act’. This matter came to everyone’s attention that the Earth matters too as it is one of God’s greatest gift to us humans.

 

After the talk was given, a discussion on the next Joseph Cardijn Camp, also known for short, JC Camp, that will be held from 26th-28th November 2018  was done among the committees to elect the camp committees. 13 committees were elected as leaders of 13 different ministries. The committees elected were made to work together before and throughout the entire camp. After the election of committees, the election of the coordinator and vice coordinator for the KYCS’ Christmas Caroling was done voluntarily. This youthful gathering ended smoothly and with a lesson to everyone that it is our job to take care of God’s greatest gift, which is our mother nature.

 

Testimonies from two attendees:

  1. “I’ve learnt that the main cause of pollution is due to men’s greed and ignorance. God has gifted us with a beautiful Earth so we must nurture and care about the Earth. It’s not that hard to take care of Earth, doing these little steps such as recycling and carpooling can contribute a lot to the wellbeing of our mother nature. These actions also make the Earth a better place for everyone.”

-Valerie Melanie (SMK St. Teresa)

  1. “As we bonded during the ice breaking game, we overcame our shyness and made new friends. We also learned the root causes of pollutions that we face daily and how we should overcome the problems.”

-Noel Fidelis (SMK St. Joseph)

 

Prepared by Easther Edele KYCS SMK St Theresa

 

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