The recent story about Oxfam’s handling of abuse that happened in Chad and Haiti feels like the #MeToo moment for the charity sector which we knew would come. We knew it would come because we know these kinds of abuse are everywhere. We (as a sector) are neither uniquely flawed nor, uniquely infallible. It’s right and proper that there is scrutiny of what charities get up to and how they … [Read more...] about Thousands of passionate people and a few ‘bad eggs’?
Take your shoes off, sit down and make yourself comfortable. Switch off your phone (yep!), the notifications, the updates, the noise. I want to share some things with you To whisper these things in your ear Like the wind So they'll be with you Next time and every time you need to hear them First of all I want to honour your busyness, I want to honour all the ways in which you have been … [Read more...] about Dear Exhausted Woman, who wants to change the world. It’s OK to rest.
#1 Your capacity for resilience (meaning the extent to which you are filled up & supported) is a gift to others. A gift. You can’t be the change that you want to see unless you cultivate your own resilience through the habit of replenishing yourself and dedication to respecting your own needs as well as those of others. #2 Creating change isn’t something that, in the long term. we can just … [Read more...] about A Recipe for Radical Resilience
The idea is all over the place Sometimes we feel truly called to make a difference and have a brilliant, even revolutionary idea but struggle to refine and nurture it. If you feel your idea may be suffering from over thinking and even over blossoming (when it just keeps on getting bigger). Stop. For now. Let the idea be and refine it. You can always keep the excess ideas in a file called … [Read more...] about Five obstacles to birthing your change making idea (and how to overcome them)
Lilly Oyare founder of Little Rock Inclusive Early Childhood Development Centre is a teacher and change maker based in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2003, she quit her job to help children in Kibera, Nairobi’s largest informal settlement. She had noticed that children from Kibera, were living conditions are difficult and services mostly none existent, were not well prepared when they started at primary … [Read more...] about How Lilly Oyare left her job as a teacher to help deprived children in an informal settlement in Nairobi to get an education