I consider myself very fortunate to have been mentored by a powerful activist, Nani Zulminani. Nani is the National Coordinator of an Indonesian NGO known as PEKKA. PEKKA works with around 550 women headed households in 15 provinces of Indonesia and the programs of PEKKA are quite similar to that of FRIEND. Nani understood the struggles and challenges I face in our context and was very helpful in developing my skills towards becoming a regional a trainer. Nani was appointed my mentor at the NeXT- Regional Facilitators Course (RFC) organised by Asia South Pacific Basic & Adult Education (ASPBAE) in Bogor, Indonesia last year. The RFC provided a learning opportunity to understand perspective of the region’s socio-economic-political & cultural context for Adult Education. The second phase of training organised in Solo, Indonesia enabled mentors from the region to work on minor details of adult education. Nani came to Fiji to see me organise a Training of Trainers workshop at FRIEND this July.

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July 29, 2011

Takitaki- Issue 07