Greetings from Oslo, Haugesund, Bergen and Honningsvåg!
Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, the North Participants unfortunately had to leave South Africa and travel back to their hometowns in Norway. Despite being on the other side of the world, PULSE is still working for the Field Band Foundation.
The current situation in the world has naturally affected the work PULSE does. Shortly after arriving in Norway, all PULSE participants started on new projects in order to accommodate the field band staff and members. One of those projects is; Virtual Educational Band Visits.
The Virtual Educational Band Visits Pilot occurs this week and next week, with Kroonstad and Parys Field Band. The content for these workshops includes the same topics as before, but facilitated in new ways over Zoom, which is an online meeting platform.
The Virtual Educational Band Visits and implementation of new methods is so far a success. It has proven to be a valuable arena for continuing the upskilling of staff as well as creating a supportive forum, which is of great importance during the lockdown in South Africa.
PULSE is excited to continue the important work using new methods and technology, and will keep creating new ways of fulfilling the goals for the project.
Written by: Maja
Photos by: PULSE and Education