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Weekending: Saturday 2009 03 21


Location: Dhaka

On 16 March Evelyn arrived in Dhaka, we had a staff meeting in the evening at Pacific Inn with presence of Sarwat, Fuad, Kashem, Farhad and Aziz with Evelyn. We discussed about courses in April and dates. Actually Evelyn and Jan initiated and with support of Larry and Evelyn sponsoring air ticket for 3 persons - Jan, Evelyn and Tatwa, and Lauren and Marjorie 's sponsorship for partial training expenses in Dhaka. ICA Bangladesh team appreciated and acknowledged support of Tatwa, Jan, Evelyn, Larry, Lauren and Marjorie for training events in Dhaka.

On 17 March Aziz and Evelyn visited training venue at Democracywatch and BIAM and residential facilities at BIAM, Rajmoni Ishakha and White House. On 20 March Aziz met Khair, Bilal,Shamim, Sahalam and discussed about Ghoramara Project and also April training programs. In the evening, Aziz joined Shamim's wedding Akd event, formal reception will take place in next month. Congratulations to Shamim on his wedding from ICA Bangladesh!

On 20 March Fuad submitted newspaper advertisement for training courses in April  which will be published in the Daily Star on Monday and the Daily Prothom Alo on Sunday. Kabir and Ripon is submitting NGO Bureau application on 23 March. Tanin did design for ICA brochure, ToP brochure and training brochure.

Aziz           admin@ica-bangladesh.org


Location: Canada

We taught 2 Meetings That Work courses this week.  Jo taught one with Saskatchewan Libraries in Regina.  Bill Staples taught one with the Ontario Public Service.

Jo Nelson facilited a planning workshop with the Aboriginal Mental Health Association at the Canadian Mental Health Association offices in Toronto. During the workshop, she and and Aboriginal Elder regognized each other from a conference on Women's Safety that she facilitated almost 20 years ago. The elder helped her get through a tense situation in the conference with some of the participants.

Wayne Nelson


Location: Lima and the Sierra

The Implementation team of Jesusa Aburto and Alex Borja were on the road this week in the high Sierra of La Libertad and Cajamarca in the north.  While they were there, they did an appointment with another company which is planning an Avanza Peru 3-week leadership formation school for the communities of their workers.  The objective of these programs is to make the communities more self sufficient and stable, and they have been remarkable successful in enabling the residents to take responsibility for their own communities.

Meanwhile the team in Lima submitted reports of previous programs and received payments, moved the contracting forward on four new programs, and Pedro Aburto single handedly tackled some further renovations of the Azpitia Training Center.

Staff           kenh@ica-peru.org