Participatory Action Research for Positive Change

Alette Jonkman

Alette JonkmanMy name is Alette Jonkman. I’m 39 years old and live in Zeist, with my cat Kobus. Through a chance meeting with Madelon at a bus stop (yes, these things do actually happen!), I got involved with 7Senses.

As a graduated English teacher I have gained most of my experience in translating and writing, mainly for NPO’s and NGO’s. I love to see people from all walks of life working together to create a better environment or solve issues in their community. Together we are so much stronger and more capable of accomplishing the goals we set ourselves. Because no man is an island. I believe that the 7Senses approach can build more inclusive communities, where every member has a role. I am glad to have the opportunity to do my bit in getting the word out on the 7Senses approach.

When I’m not being creative with language, I like to be creative in other ways. I like to paint, draw, crochet and make my own clothes.