All tagged community development

Programs and Models and Systems, Oh My!

Whenever you find someone who’s doing something that’s actually working, particularly with indigenous communities, it’s not a program you can adapt. It’s not a model you can implement. It’s not a system you can standardize and package for international distribution. It’s never a system.

New Lessons from 'Hotel Rwanda'

It seems unreasonable to me to leave an audience cheering, and crying, on its feet and then expect them to somehow dig up, search out, or invent the means to make a difference. It seems unfair to generate that kind of energy without providing an actionable channel for it.