Learning CLCP With Our Peer Group With nature as backyard, 11 Peer Educators of Peer Ed ME - PAMACQ collectively learned about CLCP in a way that is different and innovative. The traning was not the typical kind. Here's why.....
Home is where the heart is. We spent two days in Ate Yda's place in Cogeo, Antipolo.
Ate Yda de Guia is the current President of Peer Ed ME - PAMACQ and she
offered her home as venue for this 2-day activity. We can lie on the floor or
go outside and learn together! We even have siestas during the trainings so we
can recharge and learn till dinner. For our food, we go together to a small
carinderia (canteen) and eat together. And on our way back, we stop-by
sari-sari stores to buy tsitsiryas, cigarettes and other pica-picas that we
shared with everyone during the training. And because it is a friend's home, we
worked together to maintain its cleanliness.
Everyone was treated as equal. Even though it was a mixture of old and new peer
educators - plus PinoyC, everybody helped each other during the training. No
one was exempted from the rules we drafted and everybody contributed to make
the training a success.
We mobilized our own resources. We held the activity in one of our member's
home. We helped out in preparing materials the night before the training. We
contributed materials that we could use for the training and assisted in
facilitating the learning activity. We also shared our food and helped out in
cleaning Yda's home - even taking care if the children. And because our major
strength as a group is our humor, we used this all the time to make our time
together fun and meaningful. We also used humor in developing our stories of change
and creating our dream.
Acting it out! We acted our current concerns, our responses and our current
assessment, and of course, our dream. It was like doing a commercial! We were
challenged to develop our own skits, using our own dialogues. We did it scene
per scene so we will not be overwhelmed. And eventually, pieced everything
together to make it gel into a common story - a story of PAMACQ journey!
Making a change. We were confronted with the question "Who am I before and
who I am now?" We did this individually, and by group. The result - two
stories of group change in video format.
It was two days of "tawanan" (laughter), "biruan" (friendly
teasing) and of course learning new skills and seeing things in a different
perspective. Before, we only knew about SALT Visit. We now understand CLCP
better. And we learned it in a fun and nurturing environment!
The Facilitator's Training of Peer Educator's Movement for Empowement PAMAC-Q (Peer
Ed ME- PAMACQ) was conducted last 2-3 October 2010 at Yda's Place in Cogeo,
Antipolo, Philippines. The pictures shows the participants of this activity -
Front Row L-R: Myrna, Ken, Girlie, Joan, Jay. Back Row L-R: Erwin, Nielvin,
Jheng, Janjan, Norman, Yda and Yda's kid.
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