My Training Experience and Facilitation Practice Reflection

yvoneakoth
Posted May 16, 2016 from Kenya
The power of digital communication in the 21st Century
The power of sharing your stories.

A journey of a thousand miles starts with a mile. This was a quote I shared with women in my community who are taking up digital communication skills to strengthen their relationships and address issues affecting their community.

As VOF leader in my community, I was privileged to take 10 community leaders through the World Pulse digital communication training. Our training started with discussions via the mobile app, whatsapp and later progressed to the digital offline tool, power point. Showing the power point presentation which started from the welcoming remarks and introductions made the participants ease-up where they started enjoying the presentation. From the presentation, the leaders learned that digital tools are a great way of sharing their stories and making new connections via various digital platforms which include World Pulse and social media apps such as facebook, twitter and instagram. They also learn that it can enable them access information as well as share valuable information with their community members.

The journey has just began. The interest demonstrated by my small group of beneficiaries has encouraged me to ensure that I reach out to more women in order to empower them with digital communication skills. As the women take a day at a time to improve their digital communication skills, valuable information is being shared and sent that could impact their community positively.

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Stephanie Auxier
May 23, 2016
May 23, 2016

Yvoneakoth,

It sounds like your training had a great impact on the women who attended! And I am glad that you plan to bring this training to others as well. The quote you shared at the beginning of your training rings true for me in learning new digital media - sometimes it seems overwhelming to realize how much there is to learn, but that first mile makes a big impact. That's a great reminder to start with!

I am glad that you were able to take note of where the participants started to relax. Do you think this will have an impact on how you lead future trainings? Would it be helpful to have these pieces earlier on in the training so they feel more comfortable quicker, or are there other ways to help your participants feel comfortable right away?

I look forward to hearing how your future trainings go as well!

Best,

Stephanie