PACSA documenting their practice

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PACSA documenting their practice

PACSA staff met for three days in March 2015 to begin a process to document our current practice. Emerging from our reflections are the following practice statements: ‘We walk together in a co-created journey while engaging in a meaningful conversation towards supporting movement for social change.’ ‘We are in genuine relationships of solidarity with groups which respect our individual autonomy based on share principles of dignity, social just, being fully human.’

PACSA staff met for three in March 2015 to begin a process to document our current practice. Emerging from our reflections are the following practice statements: ‘We walk together in a co-created journey while engaging in a meaningful conversation towards supporting movement for social change.’ ‘We are in genuine relationships of solidarity with groups which respect our individual autonomy based on share principles of dignity, social just, being fully human.’ ‘We do not do for others what they can do for themselves but our boundaries need to be flexible because development is moving on a continuum.’
We summarised our practice around 9 statements. These are:
1. I am the most powerful “tool”
2. We hold spaces to get a shared outcome
3. We ask critical questions to open the process and deepen our joint understanding of context
4. Our primary resources for the work are peoples’ agency including their experience, skills, knowledge, expertise and connections
5. Asking, conversing, imagining, we walk together in a co-created journey
6. We are in genuine relationships of solidarity with groups which respect our individual autonomy based on shared principles of dignity, social justice and being fully human
7. We connect people to people to enable learning, solidarity, claiming and using power together
8. We contribute to social change and movements for social justice.
9. We don’t do anything for someone if they can do it themselves


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