I was reading the Constellations news letter for January and thought will go bed soon as it is almost midnight here. I could not stop and go. I read the news on launching of blended learning programme and the comments made by the participants and also an experience shared by Phil.
Yes, I am talking about the organizations, say x NGO or even UNFPA who supports faciliatate CLC in communities and want to integrate CLC approach in it's strategic plan. Its a big and challenging task and I do not know whether any one/organizations has done it already or in the process of doing so? Is there any one? Please reply and let us learn together. I echo with the participants of blending learning launching programme "If we were to work with an NGO ‘X’, this NGO would not drop everything they do and adopt the Constellation approach. So how do we set about merging the 2 approaches, perhaps to develop something new and better?" I agree with JL, we need more flexibility ( off course to a point where we must be strong enough not to fall apart and with great patience) and creativity. Now my question, how do you infuse, stimulate that flexibility and creativity in an organization which has 'impatient donors' who want to see targets set by the organization. And how to change our mind set who works for the organization. This is very challenging.
In Phil's comment he said it was community who set the time frame. My question to Phil, How do we convince, and approach to our organizations (who facilitate support CLC) to let community decide the timefram not by us or any one out sider. And how we work on that timeline?
I invite you to this discussion.