Our 7th Capability Program has officially ended with a successful fifth module. As the very first Capability Program containing Asian and European candidates, it has been a great success. Our learning center Tani is now up and running offering education to students and children in the rural community of Tani. It has been a very challenging 6 months, but it was worth it, and everyone deserves credit for his/her contributions.
CAP7 Module 5 took place on April 26 in Cambodia and in Switzerland: whereas the local team met at our newly opened learning center in Tani, the European candidates gathered in Switzerland. The goal was to reflect on what the participants have achieved over the last couple of months as well as the progress made on the ground.
In the morning, the local team got to look back at the program’s history from Module 1 to 4. Then, Tep Sothy (Head of Learning Center) gave an update on the achievements and progress the learning center has made to date in terms of numbers of classes and students, construction, finance and profits, staff recruitment, marketing and future plans. After that, he guided the local candidates around the entire learning center premise, which is the most significant tangible achievement from the capability program.
Then, given the progress updates and sightseeing tour, the team reflected on their vision for the center they jointly had set during the 1st module and discussed the things in the vision statement that they had turned into reality since then. This was followed by a reflection on what the participants wished to see at the learning center Tani in 6 months’ and in 2 years’ time considering the center being successful. After defining open issues and next steps, the whole team evaluated the program and brainstormed issues to be improved in the programs to come.
For the last time, the European team met with the Cambodian team to hand over the work but also to say good-bye to each other. Participants received a certificate as a reference for their participation, but also as an appreciation of their contributions. Though the big distance between them, they will stay in contact via email and status calls with the learning center. We are very grateful and proud of you, CAP7!