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Bill Crooks

Bill Crooks

About the Author

Bill is a creative trainer and facilitator with over 35 years’ experience in community development. He is passionate about participatory approaches and tools for community and organisational development and has worked with both International NGOs and grassroots organisations sector in this country and overseas. He originally trained in tropical agriculture and has been involved in livelihood development and disaster preparedness for a number of agencies including World Vision, UNDP /FAO, World Vision, Christian Aid, INTRAC, Tearfund, Tear NL, Cafod and Oxfam.
He is a co-director of Mosaic Creative, a small training organisation specialising in community development using the creative arts. He has co-written and illustrated a number of community development training materials for use in urban priority areas in the UK as well as in communities in Africa, Asia and South America.

Wounded Healers

We were working with 25 Mothers’ Union community development coordinators from across South Africa. As part of our training, my co-facilitator performed a monologue of how it must have felt to be the woman who encountered Jesus at the well (John 4). She was ostracized and rejected by her community. At the end of the […]

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