The ESSA Central Iloilo Cluster conducted their reconvening last June 17, 2020 and the New Lucena Multi-Purpose Hall, hosted by LGU New Lucena, headed by Mayor Liecel Mondejar Seville. We where also graced by the presence of the Central Iloilo Cluster members who really went their way to be able to join the said reconvening.
As a kind of practice, the gathering started with a 5-minute centering exercise (sitting in silence, close eyes and centering oneself to be present in the moment). It was followed by a short processing of each individuals experience during the lock down. The question was circle around: What learning and insights came to you during the pandemic and lock down?
Everyone shared a short piece of their stories which prepared the field as we took on the agenda proper.
It was a quick process all through out and the cluster had create the organizational structure, the action points (priorities) and the follow up meeting to put forward a more detailed planning for the whole cluster. The group will be meeting on July 31, 2020 to give ample time for the Secretariat with its task on profiling the organic practitioners of the member municipalities.
Once again, we would like to express our gratitude to the people who came and shared their expertise and time.