Participatory Action Research for Positive Change

Jelka de Jong

Jelka de JongI started at 7Senses as a trainingsactress where I mostly participate in the interview trainings. For me, it is a great opportunity to learn a lot about all different kinds of subjects and challenge others to adapt to the cultural background of their interviewee.

Since 2017 I have a bigger role in the 7Senses Challenge and the 7Senses Action Research Academy. With my background in pedagogy, I know a lot about communication and group dynamics. I train the Academy participants about these subjects and coach them when the Challenge starts. I combine the trainings with my acting skills which makes it very interactive. My opinion is that you learn a lot when you hear or see something, but you learn the most when you try and experience something yourself.

It feels good to be part of an organisation that focusses on the wellbeing of the earth and its society.