I have found those words from Benjamin Franklin (based on Confucius) that reflect so well what we believe in and what we have experienced, in any country we have travelled, worked and/or lived.
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
In a way, they summarise our vision that people can and should do their own project and not for us to just do it for them. We aim to support them, and so to have full involvement on their side. Not just arrive and give them a finished product that they might not need and/or will not use. We hope to help in the long term, so that communities can continue using what they have learned and build upon it.