The group is being led by Revd Rosalyn Nokise at the Pacific Theological College in Suva, Fiji. Ten students are starting work on their Agents of Change programme there this Saturday (January 26th).
The group, which is being mentored by Bishop John Osmers, are looking to study together over a period of six months, during which time they will acquire the skills needed to plan and deliver a development project in their local community. Bishop John specially asked to mentor the Fiji group because of his personal links with the region.
The relationship between the students and their mentor is a unique part of this programme. The link with the mentor must be made for the students’ registration to be complete, and mentors sign off the students’ work at the end of the programme.
This unique course, set up by the Anglican Alliance and Open University, has already seen a successful undertaking by students in Zambia and Kenya, and further pilots start soon in Guyana, Bangladesh and the USA.
With applicants from forty countries, the course has seen an overwhelming intake, and the Alliance is working hard toward the launch of several more pilot schemes.
If you would like to register for the course, please go to www.anglicanalliance.org/agentsofchange and fill out an application form. We look forward to hearing from you!