A total of 19 people signed up for the programme, which is an exciting course in community development skills produced by a partnership between the Anglican Alliance and the Open University. They took part in an induction session run by Anglican Alliance staff member Tania Nino. She is presently setting up a further programme in the diocese of the Archbishop of Central Africa Province, the Most Rev Albert Chama.
The second country programme starts in ten days in Mbeere in Kenya when Africa facilitator Emmanuel Olatunji runs an induction session for people in the scheme set up by the Bishop Moses Nthukah.
Rev Nick Mkaronda and Anglican Consultative Council member Rev Sarah Macneil are mentoring the Zambian schemes. More mentors are urgently needed to keep pace with the demand for the Agents of Change programme.
These are the first pilot programmes for the Agents of Change programme which has been commissioned by the Anglican Alliance from The Open University. The programme is to be launched at Lambeth Palace on December 13th, by kind permission of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Rowan Williams.
Many people have sent in registration forms for the Agents of Change programme. They are currently being processed, the modules are being loaded onto the website, and mentors are being identified and matched with students. At present it is not possible for the Alliance to accept any more participants until we have completed the initial pilot stage of the programme.