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Stepping Stones in the Pacific

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Stepping Stones in Fiji

In 2010 organisations using Stepping Stones in the Pacific held a retreat. To view information about this retreat, please click here.

To read the article written in December 2010 by Amandine Bollinger, then Coordinator of the Stepping Stones Community of Practice, on the evolution of Stepping Stones in the Pacific, please click on the link: From Hola to Bula‘, Following Stepping Stones from Ecuador to Fiji.

For more information, please see the Secretariat of the Pacific Community website.


Please click on this link to read the article on the Fiji Network for People living with HIV and AIDS (FJN+) Stepping Stones team.

FJN+ were the first Stepping Stones team to complete the programme with their community in Fiji. There were 7 other communities across Fiji that  implemented the programme. Congratulations to the Fiji team for their hardwork!

To access information about Fiji please click here.

See also the following article; click here


The Indonesian National AIDS Commission has used Stepping Stones in Papua (the adaptation illustrated here, which Project Concern International developed).

Development of Batu Loncatan in Papua, by Karen  Smith, NACO, Indonesia

The Stepping Stones approach and many modules/units of discussion were extremely well received in Tanah Papua (the name for the two easternmost provinces in Indonesia which occupy the western 1/2 of the island of New Guinea) by people, many of whom indicated they gained new understanding of important issues and new ways to discuss these issues further with other people.  This was  true among some people of high education and some more rural, traditional people with minimum education.

Stepping  Stones was developed in Papua and and Papua Barat by Family Health International (FHI) between 2005 to 2008.  The  translation of the manual was taken on by Project Concern International under contract to FHI. Unfortunately, the programme stopped due to funding difficulties but some of the individuals and organizations who got to use Stepping Stones when FHI was supporting the training have continued using the programme since then.  Also, two staff members of FHI — a man and a woman —  who were the most skilled and devoted Stepping Stones facilitators, moved to the Australian-supported programme in Papua and now incorporate selected units in other training.

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