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On being a facilitator

 

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MEAL Volunteers and Red Cross Staffs work out a participatory session together in preparation for their facilitators role in the DEC Evaluation.

Just last Friday, my team, MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Leaning Unit of the PRC-Haiyan Recovery Program in Iloilo supported by the British Red Cross) celebrated the end of the participatory evaluation conducted for the Livelihoods and Shelter support provided inthe Municipalities of Ajuy and Balasan. It capped several weeks of preparation and field work, daily debriefings, which gave us the opportunity to reach 721 community people in 13 barangays for the part of the program  funded by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). 

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Incredibly in love with India

The rocky mountains of Kolar. Photo taken by Marion Ivy Guillermo

The rocky mountains of Kolar. Photo taken by Marion Ivy Guillermo

I wanted to give this post the title “The Story of Me Falling In Love With India And Its Hospitality”, but then I would have to add, Apologies to the German Girl who wrote an article of the same title.

http://thelogicalindian.com/my-story/the-story-of-me-falling-in-love-with-india-and-its-hospitality/

Trying to keep it simple, I came out with this.

The story of me falling in love with India is the story of ‘I knew I love you before I met you.’ Since I was young, I have always been fascinated by photos of starkly beautiful women with piercing eyes, wearing wonderfully coloured sari. It has always been in my bucket list of countries to visit: England, Egypt, and India.

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