Discern: We follow up with the communities we impacted to gather hard data and feedback so we can understand the impact of our work and determine what the next steps of our collaboration should be. Additionally, we continue the conversation with our volunteers to understand their experience, how it can be improved and what they need to continue to live out our vision.
For nine years we worked in Uganda and grew our volunteer base. We learned how to integrate volunteers in meaningful and sustainable development work and train them to be sensitive to the nuances and complexities of poverty. But we struggled with not having a permanent presence on the ground which led to some hard development challenges. Today we are more focused on what we do well and we want to support those who are on the front lines of serving the most vulnerable.
Our projects are varied and each one looks a bit different. As we go through the DISCOVER and DESIGN process we are open to innovate and create but ultimately deliver what most serves you and your community. We’ve included one case study so that you set a sense of what our process looks like in real life.