Connecting local responses around the world
This is another captured learning I can share with everybody. Lulu and I (facilitators of IndoCompetence) and Rebeka Sultana (Consultant for UNFPA on HIV-AIDS Program) have facilitated Learning Event and Knowledge Festival last week. This three days activity were divided into two session. One was learning event to have self assessment (at two schools) and one was knowledge festival attended by 40 students from two schools and fathers, mothers, service providers and local NGOs, members og ARH Competence at sub-district. I've been overwhelming with happiness, pride and joyous when facilitating the session.
One of the most wonderful experince is that learned from the first time facilitating knowledge assets. I tried to read from ning fisrt since I was unsure about my skill. Rebeka supports me alot that we need practices on doing this. I was trying to listen more and more to stories my communities's telling than I can see some communalities from the story, AHA...I got it!!!. Lucy, my local partnert said: She learned alot on how to extracting some stories by listening actively to stories told and common values start revealing from that. The values, that I learned are very simple and modest. There are embeded on us as person who try to keep learning. Also I believe more practices will ease me dragging common principle from the stories. What need to be done is that reconfirming this with the story tellers and dig some further information from them. By doing this both parties, me and those who were telling a story understand and agree that common value. (I learn also from Geoff and will one from MariJo, on KA working)
One of the story was from Panji (a senior high schools student). He was confused at his teenagers. He wanted to try everything. Panji made friendship to his gank. Actually the gank members were remained as bad boys by the community. Panji started not to going to school. He played with his gank. His parents worried him alot. And scolded him as a bad boy too. Panji confused. He was not confident as a teen. What he want is that to follow his heart to follow his teenager time. Finally, school gave him strong reminder and sentenced him not to come to school again. Having this sentence he aware that he didn't mean to be a bad boy. He just follow his intuition. Panji attend his new school. Most of students are good and learning atmosfere was good too. He has friends, teachers and mentor to whom he could share. Finally he joint ARH Competence. He share his experience and aware that someone need support to be self confident and help him to be aware that he has strenght to live his teenager life. Panji admit that sentence from the school made him thinking and trigerring his comitment to have better and joyful life at new and supportive community/school.