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When you try too hard to build trust

Vivake Prasad

In the beginning, Vivake attempted to build community trust by building relationships. In the end, Vivake earned community trust and built strong relationships by delivering tangible outcomes in his project.

Something to think about

  1. What approaches have been instrumental for you in communicating and connecting with your comunity? How have these required you to change?
  2. Rumi says: "Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
    How do you work to clear the barriers within yourself to stay motivated and keep going when faced with an obstacle or criticism?
  3. Have you experienced local communities growing wary of outside volunteers who come and leave without a sense of any real contribution? How could this be avoided - what does it require from the volunteers themselves and the initiatives / organizations who facilitate volunteer placements?
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