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April 21, 2016

This exercise got me thinking about the term CHANGE. What is change? Trust me, I googled, looked for the term in materials, referred to my last change story, etc. [I realized} My last change story was stolen. Yes, STOLEN! Stolen from the terms that we had learned, from...

April 20, 2016

"Go forth, and be a Change Maker!", was the cry after the first training of trainers for the National C4D Facilitation Team.  I said, "Yessss!!".   When I returned to my work site, I was asked to explain C4D in 5 minutes or less. I felt stressed and proceeded to show a...

April 19, 2016

We're all meant for interdependence/complementarity

I was born into a large, extended polygamous and disjointed family whose spread stretches beyond our borders to Eastern Uganda. On that backdrop, my efforts in empowering the youth at the local community level would al...

April 17, 2016

As I left the Great Rift Valley Lodge in November, I was excited about the new C4D concepts and wanted to share.  A couples meeting was arranged for members of my church, and I was given 30 minutes to share what I have learned at the ToT Learning Lab.  I shared on the...

April 16, 2016

Change Makers is thrilled to be back in Kenya at what is now our home-away-from-home, The Great Rift Valley Lodge, where we held our two-week Communication for Development (C4D) ToT last November.  Once again, we will reconvene the same inaugural group of National C4D...

November 14, 2015


My director called me and said, "Peggy, there is an email I have sent you, please respond and plan to attend." I opened my computer and saw the invitation from MoDP and UNICEF to a two week workshop!  Imagine, two weeks...a lot of things went through my mind, especial...

November 12, 2015

I have been a trainer for over 15 years. These last two weeks I changed my role twice. I was a learner in the first week, and a faciliatator in the second week.


As I simulated my role as a trainer, I realized that I had a lot more to learn, my experiences notwithstandi...

November 11, 2015

I have been teaching communication for close to two years now, and up until the C4D ToT Learning Lab, my conceptualization of Communication for Development was molded around a vague handout about IEC.  I was shocked to get the distinction between IEC, BCC and C4D. To m...

November 6, 2015

As I left my house for the bus to the Naivasha C4D Learning Lab, I thought to myself, "this is too huge a task for me, representing the Interreligious Council of Kenya for two weeks with senior and very experienced persons, yet I am so young in my profession, how will...

November 5, 2015

I work with the community on child protection projects. There is a community dialogue component of prevention which involves creating awareness and practices of social norms that contribute to child abuse.  When I got the invitation to the C4D ToT Learning Lab, and aft...

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