Since my blog post yesterday lunchtime. it feels like the candidates on programme has changed gear!
Yesterday afternoon, we had our first round of micro-teaching sessions. In groups of 6, candidates taught some basic skills to each other. Incredible. There is no other word for it, the quality of delivery was incredible. It was amazing to see some of the quieter candidates rise to the occasion and surpass all expectations.
Last night, there was a buzz… and energy….a positive vibe about the group that was even stronger than before.
Just before dinner, candidates had two minutes to do a very brief presentation about their organisation, specifically:
- The biggest problem the organisation faces
- The most useful thing they have learnt so far
- Where they want the organisation to be in 5 years
Once again, the passion, commitment, and dedication of these individuals was humbling. All of these people are doing this work voluntarily, and some of them are even paying out of their own pocket. It is small groups of people like this that have the power to really make a difference.
The problems they face have a common recurring theme – a lack of finances, a lack of resources, and a lack of government support. I find it frustrating to sit with people that have so much energy, so much commitment, so much passion – who are restrained by a simple lack of funds.
Please, help us to help them prevent drowning in their country. The stories they tell about the frequency of drowning are mind-boggling. Small amounts of money go a long away out here, and every little bit helps. You can find the Donate page on our website and Facebook page.