I'm looking for a couple of organisations willing to be involved in a pilot of an approach we have developed at Jijaze called the Wellbeing & Impact process. So far we have been running this process very effectively with groups of individuals from different organisations. This pilot over the summer of 2018 will help us to learn about using it in an organsiational context. This is … [Read more...] about Looking for Organisations to participate in a pilot
It's not always easy building a project that challenges the way things are and questions so much of the conditioning we all have about both Wellbeing & Impact. Since we launched Jijaze last year we have sat with so many challenging questions about how to run this project in way that’s sustainable, with adequate resources, while continuing to deeply honor all of the values at the heart of … [Read more...] about One Off Sessions for April
When we started Jijaze we didn’t use the word self-care to describe what we were about. Instead, we talked about Replenishment. Although now we use the terms interchangeably, I initially made the decision not to talk about 'self-care' because I had a sense that people associate it with things that cost money like going for massages. There is nothing wrong with massages, but I was clear that … [Read more...] about Resisting the commoditisation of self-care & building our capacity for collective care
In the wake of the recent higher profile news about our sector and sexual abuse and safeguarding issues, I (Mary Ann the Director of Jijaze) want to offer a circle for women working in international aid or development who are seeking or needing a confidential space to speak their truth and process feelings (e.g. to be angry, to be sad, to be with whatever is coming up) in the company of other … [Read more...] about Opening a circle for Women in International Development
The recent story about Oxfam’s handling of abuse that happened in Chad and Haiti feels like the #MeToo moment for the charity sector which we knew would come. We knew it would come because we know these kinds of abuse are everywhere. We (as a sector) are neither uniquely flawed nor, uniquely infallible. It’s right and proper that there is scrutiny of what charities get up to and how they … [Read more...] about Thousands of passionate people and a few ‘bad eggs’?