Earlier this week, all members of MMR staff gathered for a staff training day, the first in some months due to holidays and staff absences. The theme of this month’s training was “Looking Back, Moving Forward”
The day began with the introduction of several new faces to the MMR team, and an update of recent news and events within the departments. Fr John’s welcome reminded us that our role in MMR is more than just a job – we are part of a family, made up of community members, employees and volunteers working together for the poorest of the poor in Ranong. As there have been a number of changes in staff over the past 18 months, new staff photos were then taken of each department – check them out here.
For the rest of the morning, staff divided into departmental teams. They were asked to reflect on their activities over the past 12 months, together with any achievements they were particularly proud of and any challenges they had faced. These reflections were presented back to the main group, which allowed all staff members to appreciate the great work being done in other departments.
After a delicious lunch organised by the health department, the afternoon’s session kicked off with each team presenting – amid much laughter – a dramatic tableaux that represented the current face of their department. The focus of the afternoon then shifted to the future, as each team considered what its plans and dreams are for the coming months.
The day ended, as it had begun, in prayer – in the form of a meditation on the day’s learnings led by Ian John.