Training for Kiribi Leaders
In February, the Pacific Calling Partnership hosted eight leaders from Kiribati for the Australian Awards Fellowship, which was funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Topics covered included Critical Reflection, Resilience and Social and Emotional Well-being, Australian Studies, Climate Change, Leading In Organisations, Leading with Moral Purpose, Monitoring and Evaluation and Mentoring. The group visited Canberra to meet with Members of Parliament and went to Newcastle to see the coal mines that have contributed to the challenges the people of Kiribati face.
Each fellow constructed an action plan that they would carry out upon returning to Kiribati. Their projects ranged from working to improve English proficiency in schools to developing more efficient systems of managing waste to getting more women involved in sports. We hope this video serves as a testament to the hard work that these fellows did during the program and continue to do on the ground in Kiribati.
The video has been made by Nate Palmer. Nate is a documentary filmmaker from Washington DC, whose work focuses on issues of social justice, often through the lens of sports and arts. He has been living and working in Sydney for the past two years and is a volunteer at the Pacific Calling Partnership.