Members of ICA Bangladesh, volunteers, and guardians attended a meeting to greet John Miller on April 22nd in Dhaka, Bangladesh. John, from ICA Associates Canada, arrived in Dhaka on April 17th to teach ICA’s Technology of Participation (ToP) for the UN OPS in Dhaka. ICA Bangladesh and BICJ – a partner organization, co-hosted a training session entitled, “Introduction to ToP and team building”, on April 22nd in which 16 members and volunteers participated . The participants were very impressed with regard to the power of ToP and with John Miller’s facilitation skills.
ICA Bangladesh thanked John Miller for offering his time, and Naimul and Shakawat handed over a small gift to John. ICA Bangladesh also thanked the participants, sponsors, and the co-host, Dr. Mokerrom Hossain, for his support.
Yateen Gharat from IAF India has donated three sticky walls and color shapes for our training and facilitation work with organizations and communities in Bangladesh. ICA Bangladesh thanked Yateen for the gifts as they would be very beneficial for ICA Bangladesh team.
Aziz attended an orientation session for the Community Solidarity Fund (CSF) in Canada, at the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC), on April 12th. ICA Bangladesh is planning to submit a proposal for its envisioned Gabua village project. Aziz was very pleased to meet Zack Gross, a staff member at MCIC, especially when he learned that Zack knew all about ICA and had had training in ToP many years ago. We hope that ICAB and MCIC will be become partners in our good cause.
This post was written for ICAI’s monthly bulletin the Global Buzz, May 2017.