Takitaki Issue 5

In an effort to build closer and stronger working relationships with surrounding communities, FRIEND hosted elders from ten villages for a two day workshop focusing on their dreams, aspirations and how all this could be linked with existing resources. “This is the first time for me to attend such a workshop and it certainly has provided me with a whole new perspective on how things could be done. I have learnt a lot and I look forward to implementing what I’ve learnt in my village,” said one participant. The participants worked in groups drawing out the current images of their communities and the changes they would like to bring by combining the available resources. They discussed the impact recent floods had on them and reminisced sustainable practices in the olden days.


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