Our initiative Noat Nour is incubated by Nahdet El Mahrousa, a local NGO in Cairo. We will facilitate " the Oasis Game" an asset based community development methodology to affect social change.
The methodology is FAST (one week to 10 days), FAN (very positive and engages everyone in joyful way and we long for this now in Egypt), FREE (we should mostly depend on the communities resources and talent with minimal help from outside the community to realise a common dream), and the result
should be FANTASTIC!!
We work on three axes: Socio - Cultural, Socio - Environmental and Socio - Economic. The team is comes from different disciplines and has different interests. I am focussing on the socio - economic axe and the creation of a seed of cooperatives in communities, mainly women cooperatives. Others are interested in Eco - building, composting, reusing materials, building playgrounds, alternative learning, etc.
During all the discussions, I felt we could form teams and work together or help each others in a way or another. Help could be as simple as listening to the other person and help him organise his thoughts, or even share knowledge, talents and network.
I am looking forward to learn more about Edgeryders and how collaboration happens between people through your platforms.