The following narrative had explosive consequences of how this individual inspired and attracted many others to reciprocate and create a positive community.
Physical capital, an injection of funds, has a used by date!
Social Capital fires on all cylinders for a legacy of participation!
Enter a great proponent, Dr George Hemming, an unlikely bedfellow partner. Doc Hemming combined his established church ministerial duties with being a medical doctor. John had a radical view of religion.
None of his funds would benefit churches. However, they were tensile in strength and united for the welfare of the underprivileged!
Doc Hemming was also affectionately known as 'Father' to any race or creed. He epitomised cross-cultural and religious harmony.
Although the medical and welfare clinic they established had the opening and closing hours, Doc Hemming didn't!
He would see patients at his home at Suva Point, at nearly anytime after hours.
The doctor was known for visiting patients on foot, as some of the illegal 'squatters lived slum-like conditions squashed together in deep gullies without roads.
Photos graphically show the living conditions. This sketched history provides robust and fearless advocacy of these two tireless men; for the wellbeing of the underprivileged people of Fiji.
My family and I lived within walking distance from the Hemming home.
Surprisingly we weren't aware of the Bayly Trust Community impacting this sector of society.
Adding to this, we lived next door the church the excellent doctor helped build with working bees.
Doc Hemming also was Anglican Minster for this St Lukes church. His seven-minute sermons captivated the congregation.
Pictured below: When you combine this quality with his uncanny diagnostic skills, marvelled throughout Fiji.
There's going to be a definite hint the constitution embodied the Bayly Trust's governance, is going to show a shining light of what constitutes a positive community!
Inside in the JPB Trust Clinic & Welfare "Nerve" centre! I'll now use the JPB. Trust Constitution and Rules as the template that it does show wellbeing of its objectives from inception in 1954 to the present day.
Here is the focus: Disadvantaged People regardless of class or creed.
Medical treatment, means-tested fees.
3. Accommodation assisted.
4.Education basic and advanced scholarships.
5. Recreation for fun and health.
6. Real Estate & Financial Investments.
7. The Corporate Charter demonstrates good governance.
My analysis and consultation with the chairman, and looking at the flow of achievements have confirmed that. It indicated to the stakeholders and me this community was flourishing and pumping out social capital.
Add substantial physical money to the mix! Digby (my brother) the chairman was aware of countering a barrier to depleting social capital, implementing a sound succession plan.
The Core modules of Positive Psychology indicated that the trustees' Emotion showed positive trust and participated in engagement; however, meanings were on the light side of good collaboration and broadcasting communication to the public.
My suggestion to Digby boosts communication, using TV, radio, building a website and social media.
I'll help him do this, to save costs. Otherwise, the signs are good for accumulating social capital.
Now measure the successful implications of the trust's constitutional document's to ensure this community reflects positivity of the charitable objectives.
I am going to the nerve centre, which is the JPB Medical and Welfare Clinic.
I remember Doc Hemming publicised reputation working as a doctor there.
He was known affectionately as 'father' to all races and creeds of people.
The Doc's work didn't stop there, after-hours visits, to those who couldn't come to the clinic.
Helping repair their housing.
Some were slum dwellers.
Education to children of the poor assisted, and those leading to higher education scholarships.
Free counselling and personal development is a recent enhancement.
Encouragement to participate in sport for entertainment and health.
Dissecting the above functions into ameliorative and transformative. Medical and welfare I'd class as A and moving from primary education to advancing to receiving a trade or university qualification with a move from an A to T. JP Bayly have enjoyed 66 year track record!