7th Capability Program with candidates from Cambodia

Local candidates discuss with their European counterparts during the virtual meeting of module 2
Local candidates discuss with their European counterparts during the virtual meeting of module 2

On 21st and 22nd October, the local team for our 7th Capability Program (CAP7) taking place in Angroka, Cambodia for the first time ever was formed and teamed up. CAP7 will set-up a new learning center in Angroka. The local team, which is facilitated by country manager Sokhan Khut, consists of Head of Learning Center Angtasom, Country Manager Assistant Ra, as well as the current English teacher of Mobile Learning Center Angroka and two teachers from Angroka high school.

To build team bonding and friendship, we had dinner together amongst the local team. Here, we also had our first meeting introducing ourselves. The team then got to learn about BOOKBRIDGE, its history in Cambodia with both its successes and challenges. The team was also informed of the capability program, the new learning center in Angroka, and the work with the European team. Later on in that evening, we got to meet and talk with the European team virtually for the first time ever.

Discussing the vision for the new learning center
Discussing the vision for the new learning center

On day two we shared our expectations for the program and our inputs to the program as well as our fears and key takeaways. Then the team got to design and draft the vision for the new learning center. We were divided into two groups and asked to visualize the center by drawing and discussing. In the afternoon, the vision was presented to the European team which itself also presented their vision to us in order to see what we have in common. Afterwards we got to know what a business model and business canvas look like. Then we worked on the business canvas to design the model for the learning center. The local team got informed of the next steps and the project management tools such as the so-called cooperation platform: teamwork.com; the business modeling & planning tool: strategyzer.com; and video conferences tool: Zoom. Cambodia is starting to use web-based collaboration tools so for us it is all very new. Last but not least the local team shared our feedback on what we like from this 1st module workshop and what should have done better.

The 7th Capability Program is such a great experience and a major step forward! It is great that we have already started our CAP 7 journey, and we are ready for the 2nd module to come!

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