On July 09 and 10, Margret traveled to Java to meet with her colleagues of Ubaya university. We are the team which runs the shelter in Jombang for young people who are released from prison.
One full day was spent discussing and planning the program and grant application for the year 2013.
The other day we drove 2 hours to the shelter to do an on-location evaluation of our youths living and being trained there.
Core team with some evaluation meeting participants
Right now we have employed a new caretaker, who’s initiative is wonderful to watch. The youths have produced a play, are learning motorcycle maintenance and other skills. The first group has already found employment and now the second group is in training.
A three day retreat with my colleagues at Trwawas, Java to develop the next steps at the shelter project. We were working on the proposal, log frame and budget. This project is financed by Kindernothilfe (KNH) in Germany.
Margret at Jiwa Damai permaculture and retreat center on Bali where she takes care of all aspects of the running and expanding the gardens and the teamwork.
Here Margret met with Bo Kwartarini in New York at the Mariott. She is the chair of the Department of Indiginous and cultural psychology of Gaja Madah University in Jogjakarta, Java, Indonesia. We discussed a continuation of our already 2 years running transpersonal psychology program. She would like to introduce it as a regular recognized training at her university.
Margret with Bo Kwartarini