At the beginning of November 2018, Karuna Bali Foundation (YKB) had a special rendezvous with 7 out of 8 LVE trainers from around Bali. They are Philip, Yanti, Skolastika, Gung Tri, Dewa, Kanya, and Wayan Rustiasa; a trainer who is also the director of YKB. Representing the Karuna Bali team were Melna, Veni, Puput, Wira and Elis. It was a wonderful event for the participants to share their experiences and wishes for the associate.
Taken place in the Open Heart hall of Campuhan College, the program was divided into 3 main sessions. On the first session, using Virtue Cards, Wayan Rustiasa guided the participants to give meaning into their experiences in finding their virtues along their life journey. The participants found that it is important to maintain constant connection with their values, realize their virtues and at the same time recognize other’s virtues. The second session was about sharing experiences from Philip and a presentation from Skolastika about the ups and downs of administering LVE activities. In the questions and answers session, the trainers actively explored deeper information and better solution to respond some challenges they found on the field . On the third session, Elis briefly presented LVE program which consists of 4 task forces; Caring for the Carers, Branding Awareness, Knowledge Production, and Media and Information. Some of the activities have been completed in 2018 and some of them will be implemented in 2019. By the end of the third session, YKB invited all parties to collaborate or take part in the program. As a closure, the participants had lunch together, took group pictures and gave each other a little souvenir of a mug with the theme ”10 Years of Living Values Indonesia”.
We believe that through this program we can prolong the journey with the big family of LVE trainers. This optimism is reflected on Skolastika’s and Yanti’s statements. ”I’m really thankful for this gathering to happen, I hope this will happen continuously from time to time in the future. The trainers have different experiences, this has given me a broaden view on the way I think, so I can deliver different methods of training anywhere”, said Skolas. ”I wish for this kind of activities to have more support from the trainers and one day we can meet trainers from all across Indonesia”, Yanti added. We do hope that the Bali Trainers Meeting will engendered the spirit of simplicity, companionship and cheerfulness among trainers.