A step back to move forward

Adjusting to a project that gets reconfigured

Bindi Gandhi

The project for which Bindi signed up was put on indefinite hold after she got there. Bindi did not understand immediately the organization's advice to spend more time getting to know the community. Watch how Bindi navigates the situation and what she learns from a year of community building.

Something to think about

  1. Why is it so important to truly understand a community before implementing a project? What steps can you take to better understand your community?
  2. Can you recall a time when your end result was a success because of your thorough and trusting process? Can you recall a time when you took a short cut and this was represented in a half-baked or ineffective result? What did you learn about those approaches?
  3. What are ways that you could learn about the community to better serve them and fulfill their needs for a community center?
A step back to move forward