|Update on the AWCF-FK Exchange Program|
The months of January to February were busy months for the exchange program participants as most of them started their language lessons and field visits.The exchange program participants assigned at the Credit Union League of Thailand (CULT) namely Mr. Russell Tabisula, Ms Annalyn Salvaleon, and Ms Rachana Lim joined AWCF in the recently concluded Impact Assessment Workshop held in Bangkok, Thailand on February 10-12, 2009. Meanwhile, Mr. Dennis Locanas, who is currently in Malaysia assigned at Koperasi Kredit Pekerja-Pekerja Berhad (KKP), attended area liaison meetings and the Credit Union Directors Competency Course (CUDCC) together with the KKP Board of Directors on January 18, 2009.
Mr. Say Rada on the other hand, had an exposure at selected co-operatives in Macalelon and Buena Vista, Quezon Province, Philippines as part of his training on financial services particularly on savings and credit. In contrast, Ms Natchamon Thali took part in the Photoshop Training held at the NATCCO (National Confederation of Cooperatives), Philippines’ main office on January 21-23, 2009.
In addition to this, Ms Francisca Pilayan, who is assigned at the Center of Agricultural Extension Volunteers (CAEV), Vietnam was given an opportunity to return to the Philippines from January 15 to February 3, 2009 to avail of her home visit privilege and to spend some time with her children.
Lastly, the AWCF Secretariat headed by its Executive Director, Ms Salome Ganibe, met with Ms Saowanee Sangsawangsri, FK Program Officer, in Bangkok, Thailand on February 13, 2009. The meeting focused on the review of the midterm narrative and financial reports as of December 31, 2008. Initial discussions for the Midterm Review Meeting scheduled on March 17-18, 2009 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia were likewise discussed in that meeting.