The Catalyst workshop was attended by 20 participants from five of the Vuasu Primary Cooperatives.
The workshop was facilitated by Linda Mayoux with co-facilitation by Grace Murungi and the executive director (Paineto Baluku) and four champions (Asasio Balitabya, Floris, Doviko and Faith) from Bukonzo Joint Cooperative Union. The champions from Bukonzo Joint presented their experience with GALS.
The workshop was held from 8:30am to 6/7PM daily – starting and ending with a song.
Day 1 and day 2 morning: Vision Journey
(drawing visions and sharing them in the soul mate exercise). Followed by planning how to achieve one of the elements of the vision using the Vision Journey tool Participants watched theGALS DVD on Bukonzo Joint and listened to the presentation by BJ with questions and answers.
Day 2 afternoon and day 3 morning: Gender Balance Tree
was introduced by BJ. Participants then drew the Gender Balance Tree in their own notebooks and identified the changes that they would like to make. Drawing individual diagrams in their exercise books; making songs for Vision Journey and Gender Balance Tree.
Day 3 morning and day 4: Empowerment Leadership Map
with assistance from BJ. At the same time Linda took the Cooperative leaders to show them the Challenge Action Tree tool that they could use in their meetings and explain the participatory process involved. The group decided to use the tool to examine the problem of alcohol addiction that affect about 42% of the men in their communities.
Upscaling plan for GALS in Same (and Mwanga) district
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Day 5: Preparation and Final Presentation of how the champions will take the methodology back home and the final 3 songs to District Executive Direction and Nangula from Tutunze.