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.

for more pictures of this activity, please kindly visit our website: http://pamaq.shutterfly.com/

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Comment by Jay Arian Cruz Caparida on November 5, 2010 at 9:06pm
Good Day Miss Rituu, :)

Thank you for invitation. We'll join. I will also ask Ms Myrna to know more about this. Thanks again.

Keep safe!

Jay
Comment by Rituu B. Nanda on November 4, 2010 at 12:39pm
Dear Jay,

Inspired by community response, the Constellation is organising Community Action day on 1st Dec. On this day communities will meet, discuss their strengths, do a self assessment and make an action plan. Thereafter, they will post their action plans on Ning. You can join the group http://aidscompetence.ning.com/group/communityactionday

We are preparing a toolkit. Would you like to facilitate this in your community? Myrna knows about this.

Regards,

Rituu
Comment by Jay Arian Cruz Caparida on November 4, 2010 at 12:08am
Hi Ms Rituu,

Thank you for your comment. We're currently doing some technical in our video, We're probably to put a subtitle, therefore, viewers are able to understand what our saying or lines of script in the video. We are also planning to impose it here on Ning. :-)

Cheers!

Co-Dreamer,
Jay
Comment by Rituu B. Nanda on November 3, 2010 at 11:56pm
Hi Jay,

I liked how you have used drama to enact your concerns and dreams. I know yet another group in Indonesia which uses music for dream building. Why not make a two minute video and upload it on Ning? We can learn from you.

Best wishes to you and your team.

Rituu
Comment by Jay Arian Cruz Caparida on November 3, 2010 at 9:58pm
Hi Mr Gaston.

Thank you very much for your positive comments. Sending you our Love here from Philippines ..... :-)
Comment by Gaston on October 31, 2010 at 11:27pm
Great sharing and I love the picture. After living in Cebu for a while, I know we can learn a lot from you Filipinos on joyfulness and making learning fun. Your experience is another good example. Thanks.
Comment by Jay Arian Cruz Caparida on October 31, 2010 at 7:09pm
Hi Mr. Reddy. Thank you very much. :-)
Comment by Jay Arian Cruz Caparida on October 31, 2010 at 7:08pm
Hi Ms Gilliot. During our training the group was planned to have a clean-up drive activity to the one of Barangay in Manila. This activity will be part of the campaign of our one peer educator in Manila who's running the past Election for Barangay Councilor this October 25, 2010. Fortunately we got the victorious of fair and honest fight of our two Peer Educators of Manila.

PAMAC-Q are also panning to use the CLCP tools in the intervention of University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) for Managers and workers of Establishment in Quezon City. This Establishment are consist of Spa, Bar, Club, KTV etc.,. In this Intervention City Health Officers and Doctors of Social Hygiene Clinic in Quezon City are will be also participants.

And I as one of the Facilitator of National Young Peoples Planning Forum (NYPPF). NYPPF are yearly conducted by Lunduyan, Philippine National Aids Council (PNAC) funded by UNICEF. This Panning Forum will be part of the AIDS Medium Term Plan. I will advice to the team to use the CLCP tools in NYPPF this year.


Co-Dreamer
Jay
Comment by YERUVA ANTHONY REDDY on October 25, 2010 at 10:14pm
Congratulations to each of the team members in the group. You could have maximum fun as you did it your self. Now that you are a trained group, I wish you reach your peers and enable them to protect themselves against HIV.
Comment by Laurence Gilliot on October 24, 2010 at 9:59pm
Super cool! I love how you mobilized your own resources :-) especially laughter! I know that you Philippinos can laugh and enjoy life to the max. Well done to the whole team!

Jay, what will you do differently as a peer educator after the training?

Thanks

Laurence

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