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Weekending: Saturday 2009 07 11

BANGLADESH:

Location: Chandpur

On the 10th of July we had a big gathering in ICA Ghoramara Human Development Project village in Chandpur. Around 100 community people including leaders, community development support committee members, children and women were present. On the main agenda was the school building site selection, a committee meeting with district administration, and other projects. Aziz, Shamim, Jamal and Iqbal were from ICA.

On the 10th of July the micro action project on AIDS awareness among Ghoramara Community children, women and men was conducted, by Iqbal with support from Janet Sanders. A sign in Bangla was posted permanently to raise awareness about AIDS, its transmission, roots and symptoms. The sign was made as a declaration for an AIDS free village, after the community meeting.

Mizan, Aziz, Tithi, and Shamim explored fair trade items on the 9th of July. They found handicraft items like bags, wall mats, cloth, and nakshikatha, etc. On the 9th of July, Fuad, Nurul, Ripon and Aziz had a meeting to go over the accounts and also for NGO Bureau clearance with Maksud, to assist in the process.

Staff            admin@ica-bangladesh.org

ICA ASSOCIATES INC. (Canada)

Location: Canada

Bill Staples taught -Meetings That Work- at our training centre and associate Jerry Mings taught -Group Facilitation Methods- both courses were a full house.

Jo Nelson, John Miller and associates Doug Balsden and Sharon Miller taught our 6 day advance course -The Art and Science of Participation- in Regina, Saskatchewan.  Many of the participants are from the Regina School Board - teachers, principals and board staff. This is the second of three Art and Science courses on our schedule this year. The final one will be in Toronto next week - full house again. It indicates to us that there are many people who are looking for deeper training in ToP methods. There will be three of these course on our 2010 schedule. Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver.

We are finalizing our calendar for the coming year in anticipation of printing our course catalogue in August. We will likely have nearly 40 public courses in 2010. Our new series of three 3 day advanced courses will run 4 times next year across the country.

Wayne Nelson           wnelson@ica-associates.ca

PERU:

Location: Azpitia and Lima

The second week of the AVANZA PERU course in Peru went extremely well with its focus on economic development of the communities of the sierra.  This week there were many techinical workshops and a trip to the top agricultural experiment center in the country.  At the same time, the participants were working on their pedagogy for next week when each will have roles in conducting real Community Forums in neighboring communities. 

Excitement is running high.Meanwhile in Lima, Carmen Ruiz completed a long project of translating and putting on the computer the Social Process triangles -- now down to the fifth level.  When each of the nine triangles are printed in color, they can be mounted on a large sheet of paper to make a fabulous wall display.  Just send us an e-mail if you would like the file of the triangles in Spanish.

Staff           admin@ica-peru.org