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Things happen when ready to happen. I quote this from Jean Louis's email some days ago. Yes, I feel the true of that inspiring sentence.
IndoCompetence as newly-recharged group of facilitators is pleased to share what we have been learned as we facilitated Aids Competence training for two selected AIDS support communities at City of Bandung. Its been assumption that participants of training were conducted by City Aids Commission did not attend its until the training were fully completed. In addition to this, venue of the training was a meeting of the office with modest facilities. These two challenges were briefed to IndoCompetence's facilitators (me and widad) before we facilitated the training.
And the journey just began. Session was opened by short introduction among participants who are familiar one and another. We shared slide to explain IndoCompetence since we are considered as new comer on AIDS's program in City of Bandung. Later on we start to share SALT. Like used to be, and I will always like this session, that all participants were started mentally involved and connected during the session while we shared stories and experiences how SALT influence our ways of thinking. Here are some reflection from participants ,what we call as quote of the dayn:
For me, I felt the power and the use of AAR to reduce assumption that might lead us to the misunderstanding on training management/organizing. I also highlight that A on SALT is also meaning accountable and T is also transparency.
The participants were active and involve at all activities particularly on SELF assessment and developing action plan. There were deep discussion among the three groups of participants to agree on what level they are on AIDS Competence. Its was rain that stop us that afternoon and we find dry place to continue on group presentation. I felt that I have to encourage all participants to practice listening otherwise they will lost SALT momentum. Its obviously seen and felt that every participants tried very hard to keep listening others when they share. Under the rain fall we felt SALTY moment in a very small hut full of 17 participants who were enthusiast.
We find that SALT Visit need to be improved, since most of participants were still confuse on how to stimulate dialogue/sharing. We will be more well prepared in the next trainings.
Maya informed me that two days after the training two communities went to government office to share what they have been learned during the training. The do ACTION soon as it was plan. Its very good sign of Aids Competence spirit and IndoCompetence would be very happy and been honored accompanying this journey!.