The Imagineering to a Better World Project was featured in Golden Pen Magazine, Sustainability Issue, 2013. This is an update on the project.
The last couple of months have flown by. Little by little, the Imagineering 2 a Better World project is taking off
I have had sessions with a few small groups and many individuals since that time, most notably in Bali, Indonesia.
On the 12 July I was the guest speaker at a wonderful foundation in Bali – Baliwise: “Breaking the Poverty Cycle through Women’s and Girls’ Skills Education, Employment and Business Development” http://www.baliwise.org/
Students with disadvantaged backgrounds are given the opportunity to do a short course in hospitality, as well as receive assistance with accommodation and basic living costs. At the end of the three or six month courses, graduating students are employed by the participating sponsor hotels in Nusa Dua, Bali. I felt honoured to be involved with such a wonderful group of people, ably overseen by Baliwise’s Chief of Education, Mr Benny Kusbandrianto.
The session was on basic money management to complement their life skills program. The small group consisted of young ladies from around Bali such as from Karang Asam, Jimbaran, Sukawati, Gianyar and as far away as Jakarta and Sumba. Some of these beautiful youth had not long before left orphanages, being too old to remain there. The focus of this particular session was looking at the living costs relevant to their own culture and location, and how to reduce those costs. Fortunately I have had almost 20 years of living on and off in Indonesia so was able to assist with suggestions. A good friend took time out from her very busy schedule to come down for the day to offer assistance with the workshop style session. Haphy Lina, is well known around Bali and East Java for her high quality training for the spa aspect of the hospitality industry.
We completed the day off with an Imagineering 2 a Better World session. We discussed the importance of having a clear vision and writing it down (or recording it in some way) thus demonstrating commitment to that vision, then having a partner to hold you accountable. The partner must be someone new, who in turn can join with their own vision. This adds growth and further inspiration to creating a better world for us all.
Students were encouraged to consider their own vision for a better world for themselves. A sample of visions and solutions collected are below
|Become a waitress||Work hard at improving my skills and English language ability|
|Become a successful business woman||Increase my skills with language, cooking and finances|
|Obtain employment at a resort||Study English and hospitality|
|Gain employment as a housekeeper||Gain English language fluency|
|Obtain good employment as a Japanese teacher||I have to work diligently until I reach my goal|
These were written on Sticky notes to put up on their wall so they could look at it daily. Plus they created a banner which now hangs on their classroom wall.
The response was wonderful on the day. The girls reported back that they found both sessions of high value for now and their future. The banner and written commitments will remind them into the future of where they are headed. Now it’s up to them to stay on track!
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You can record your own vision and solution on the site and find out how you can hold your own Imagineering 2 a Better World stall.