Preface

This six-year plan is the main development blueprint for YBAM from 2016 to 2022. The forthcoming National Council (NC) will be obliged to execute the plans as laid forth by this blueprint, basing on the vision and mission of YBAM, that is,

Vision:To develop a society of wisdom, compassion, and gratitude

Mission:To unite the Buddhist youth and to inspire them in cultivating wisdom, compassion, and gratitude

This six-year plan will be effective from the adoption by the 23rd Biennial National Convention in 2016, and it is expected to be replaced by the 8th Six Year Plan in 2022 through the 26th Biennial National Convention. The definition of one year in the six-year plan refers to the range of months from July till June of the preceding year.

Our Direction

We will continue to develop YBAM in the next 6 years:

(a) To promote the community engagement of Member Organisations, with the aim that they will be rejuvenated in the process;

(b) To improve the qualities of young Buddhist leaders, so that they will become role models to all the young Buddhists in Malaysia;

(c) To unite and rally the Member Organisations, basing on fellowship in the Dharma, to develop Buddhism in Malaysia.

Organisational Structure and Target Service Groups

The State Liaison Committee (SLC) plays an important role in bridging the YBAM and its Member Organisations (MO). The success of the six-year plan depends on the effective coordination and realisation of the plan by the SLC. It is also hoped that the internal operation of the SLC will be further enhanced during the process.

Lack of successors in the MO has been a common phenomenon, where MOs are short of adolescents of less than 19 years old and youths of less than 40 years old. Hence, adolescents and youths are the main training and service targets of YBAM. In addition, YBAM will also help the MO to train a pool of Dharma teachers in order to help encourage more youngsters to learn the Dharma.

At the varsity level, YBAM will provide technical, financial, and training assistance to the Buddhist societies through Standing Committees (SC) and SLCs with the mission to encourage more undergraduates to learn the Dharma.

Supervision Methodology

The effectiveness 7th Six-Year Plan will be evaluated from two perspectives, namely quantitatively and qualitatively. The supervision shall be continuous and provide timely adjustments to the execution, whenever deemed necessary.

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