The sixth in the Seeds of Change series: 20 strategies for systemic change described by members of the Vincentian Familyâ€™s Commission for Promoting Systemic Change. Sister Ellen Flynn DC, Province of Great Britain, writes:
Systemic Change Strategy Six: Implement coherent strategies, starting modestly, delegating tasks and responsibilities, and providing quality services respectful of human dignity.
Start modestly. Thatâ€™s just what AIC did in Madagascar in 1988. Initially, four women, moved with compassion at the plight of street children, began to care for 15 of them. After a time, however, the number of children grew, but the resources did not. The women knew that a more effective methodology was needed to care properly for the children.
With help of AIC International, the volunteers organised themselves through the creation of a local network of mutual support and help. A small grant of one hundred dollars was obtained to start a nutritional project that has now become a national network against hunger and malnutrition, one that is now recognized by several international organisations such as Â UNICEF.Â Read the whole article.