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40 participants took part in 2016 Caritas Cambodia’s Partnership Meeting, 23-24 May 2016 at Caritas Office, Phnom Penh
 
Caritas Cambodia’s Partnership Meeting brought together a total of 40 participants (16 represented partners/donors from Germany, Spain, Australia, Scotland, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Japan, and Singapore, Catholic Relief Service and CAFOD, 1 from Caritas Internationalis, 1 from Caritas Asia and Caritas Cambodia Management Team).

The strengthening of Caritas Cambodia and partner’s partnership and cooperation were the main focus of the meeting, held from 23rd- 24th May 2016 at Caritas Cambodia Office in Phnom Penh.

In his speech, Caritas Cambodia Executive Director, Mr. Kim Rattana, thanked and extended his warm welcome to all participants. He said the two-day meeting is very important for Caritas Cambodia and all partners/donors to reflect together on the status of the partnership. He highlighted the three objectives of the meeting: 1/  to create trust, openness and confidence between Caritas Cambodia and partners for better fraternal cooperation, 2/ to identify problems ,issues, dissatisfaction, misunderstanding, challenges in working together; and 3/ to share a common vision, mutual respect, commitment, mutual understanding and commitment and mutual recognition of each other.
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Mr. Kim Rattana addressing his welcoming remark and presenting the objectives of the meeting
Chairman of Caritas Cambodia, Bishop. Henrique Figaredo (Kike) said “beyond partnership discussion, we are here because of the people, the poor we serve and their needs”.  Bishop Kike emphasized four key words for the daily work: 1/ Flexibilities, 2/ Good communication in truth, 3/ Be positive, build not to destroy, encourage and 4/ Happiness.
 
Participants also shared their expectations and all of them are surrounded the desire to finding solutions to all the constraints and journeying together for the future.
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Bishop Kike (right), chairman of Caritas Cambodia and Ms. Yoku, from Caritas Japan
The two-day partnership meeting was a success. It concluded with positive feedback from all partners/donors and brought together a concrete action points in a solidarity and participatory dialogue. In addition, the meeting contributed to the building of trust, confidence and dialogues in openness as members of the same family and finding ways to journey together in a spirit of fraternal cooperation.
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Participants sharing their expectations from the meeting
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