Abdul Mukhlis, Philippines Correspondent
Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Philippines held a three-day workshop for local office-bearers from 4 to 6 October 2019.
Local office-bearers from six Jamaats attended the workshop, which was conducted in Peace Compound in Sinunuc Village, Zamboanga.
The purpose of the workshop was to train the local office-bearers about their responsibilities and how to fulfill them. On the first day of the programme, participants were given a detailed explanation about the system of the Jamaat.
During the presentation, it was explained in detail that the system of the Jamaat is based on the institution of Khilafat and all blessings come from obedience to this divine institution.
Further, the participants were briefed about Tahrik-e-Jadid Anjuman Ahmadiyya and the system of the Jamaat on national and local levels. The importance of obedience was also highlighted, and various excerpts were read about the expectations of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V, may Allah be his Helper, for office-bearers.
On the second day, the office-bearers were split into various groups depending on their respective office. Each group meeting was conducted by the respective national office bearer of that department. During these working groups, the office-bearers were briefed on how to carry out their responsibilities. They were taught how to conduct an amila meeting, how to make programmes and the importance of following up and preparing reports.
On the last day, the participants were invited to attend and observe the national amila meeting. The purpose of this was manifold. Firstly, this gave the local office-bearers a practical example on how to conduct local amila meetings.
Secondly, a national report form was introduced for the first time for the ease of reporting, but also as a reminder for various departments about their monthly duties. Lastly, local office-bearers were able to see how the national departments allocate resources and plan.
Another highlight of the workshop was that it coincided with Jalsa Salana France. This gave a chance for all the local office-bearers from different branches to collectively listen to the live Friday Sermon and speeches of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa.
Alhamdolillah, the workshop was very successful. Most of the attendees mentioned that the workshop improved their knowledge about the system of the Jamaat, but more importantly about what is expected from them and how to go about implementing it.
Readers of Al Hakam are humbly requested to remember Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Philippines in special prayers.