One of the highlights of last year was the two-week workshop we had on Training for Transformation. Recently we had the chance to build further on that foundation when the TFT team returned for another week.
The workshop began by reviewing what took place last year. Then we were given time and space to share the experiences we had during our 3-month Pastoral Placement, which was a way of us putting into practice the knowledge gained last year. We were able to practice important skills like doing a listening survey. Through the survey, we were able to identify problems that are affecting people every day, such as lack of food, medication and proper shelter. This sort of process is critical if we want our projects to be truly liberating people. After all, our aim is to make people independent and not dependent.
Generally, the whole course was very important for us. It helped us understand that transformation starts with me as an individual after which I may also transform other people. Transformation is not a one-day process, it is a long journey.The workshop ended with the award of certificates of competency. Our thanks go to our facilitators, our sister Ntombi Nyathi from South Africa, and our own Brothers Sunday and Paul from Kenya.
|Participants doing an activity together.|
|Deep discussions are essential.|
|When you want to put your point straight!|
|Left to Right: Ntombi, Paul and Sr Scholastica (JMJ), |
observe one of the fine works for prayer!
|Listening and Dialogue are important!|
|When prayer puts a smile on faces!|
|Transformation is about working collaboratively!|
|Transformation is about putting ideas together!|
|Sr Scholastica receives her certificate from Br Sunday, Br Paul and Sr Ntombi.|
|When hard work pays!|
|No one could stop the happiest smile from Dominic |
when receiving his certificate from Paul, Sunday and Ntombi.