Connecting local responses around the world
Our friend Gloria passed away peacefully on January 21. The letter below expresses our collective commitment to pursue her dreams. Gloria is truly with us in spirit.
Only five weeks ago, I handed over to you at the hospital in Kuching your certificate as Constellation coach and you thanked me. Then I gave you a little wooden box and asked you to open it. You did and brought the box to your lips to kiss its content. These were our Constellation coach business cards. Gloria, the respect you demonstrated for what we try to do as coaches will stay with us for ever.
We had spent three happy days together. You were already very sick, unable to hold solid food, but we did not have one moment of sadness. We made (naughty) jokes instead, and explored your dream for the future.,
You had built a centre in the forest and I asked what you wanted to see happen in that center. You were seeing indigenous people from Borneo gathering there to share their experiences with their own responses to the challenges they are facing so that they would strengthen their actions, both locally and nationally.
Gloria, together with your family and with anyone who wants to help, people at the Constellation and at Beyond are committed to make that dream come true.
Gerard Ee and Jean-Louis Lamboray
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