Webinar: Youth engagement in the bleeding disorders community

Date, time:  Saturday, October 24, at 2 p.m. EDT (GMT+7)

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On Saturday, October 24, at 2 p.m. EDT (GMT+7, or Thailand time) youth leaders and volunteers from WFH national member organizations (NMOs) from the Southeast Asia and Western Pacific region will share their experiences and learnings related to engaging young people in the bleeding disorders community. Attracting and motivating young people to engage in the community continuously and actively has been a challenge for NMOs, especially in Southeast Asia. Engaging younger members is important, because NMOs need to have committed volunteers available in the future.

The webinar will cover topics such as how to recruit, retain and motivate young people. Representatives from the Hemophilia Association of the Philippines for Love and Service (HAPLOS), the Hemophilia Society of Malaysia (HSM), and Haemophilia Foundation of New Zealand (HFNZ) will present on these topics. Speakers will also include representatives from Kythe Ateneo, a youth group from one of the leading universities in the Philippines that has successfully advocated, raised funds, and implemented other initiatives for children with cancer and chronic diseases, including hemophilia.

This webinar is organized by the WFH with the ASEAN Hemophilia Network (AHN). Youth engagement in the Hemophilia Community is a topic that the AHN members have identified as being important and a priority for the NMOs in the region.

We encourage you to submit questions in advance by emailing the WFH at [email protected], no later than October 23. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions during the session and presenters will do their best to answer them all—time permitting.