Press Release for the YPFDJ Western Region Annual Workshop
The YPFDJ – Western regional chapters held their annual retreat over the President’s Day weekend in Oakland, California. Over two days, the experiences and struggles YPFDJ and Hidri chapters were discussed.
Political debates were staged to improve the critical thinking capacity and argumentative skills of chapter members. Workshops were also held for members of the respective committees by other youth. The first day concluded after a discussion about the challenges faced in the communities that frustrate the youth’s goals and an exploration of how to manage those issues.
In this wholly youth owned, planned, and driven process, YPFDJ and Hidri members discussed the future of the region as well as a work-plan for the coming year. This work plan includes an implementation of several new programs across the various chapters to grow the base of the organization and provide more substantive value to the community.
After closing with a remembrance of the martyr’s of Eritrea’s struggles, the participants stayed with the Eritrean Civic, Cultural and Community Center’s members for dinner and party.
YPFDJ – Western Region Coordination Committee
Victory to the Masses!