Passing The Gifts of Knowledge
This is the story about a changed woman named Marites Curato, 54 years old, married, has one child and is a rice farmer in Brgy. Los Angeles.
She joined the project and attended the pre membership workshop in September 16, 2014. Marites was a silent and shy type as a member. Typically attended all the trainings, workshops and meetings but never participated in any discussion nor shared her idea to others.
Recently, she joined a mentoring team organized to facilitate the pre-membership workshop. It is a values based workshop that emphasized the importance of passing the gifts received from the project. Both the tangible and intangible gifts like pigs, farm tools and the knowledge from the trainings.
At first, she felt happy, flattered and challenged because she seems like being promoted from merely a member-participant to member – facilitator that would go to other places. However, she also felt afraid because she is going to facilitate a workshop, stand and talk in front of people.
But with her eagerness and determination to learn, through her co members’ help. She continues coaching and exposing herself into series of workshops and she was able to make it.
She is now a different person. From being a passive member of the project to a versatile individual geared with confidence, improved skills and knowledge in facilitating, controlled and managed emotions such as shyness and nervousness and able to make many friends. A woman passes the Gift of Knowledge.