OUR STARTING POINT
We believe that a holistic approach is necessary to achieve even relatively small changes in a community.
This is because communities are dynamic living organisms and they are resistant to one-dimensional interventions.
So, our work plans are based on the potential, needs and opportunities in 4 main areas.
Communities are complex living organisms. Each community has an eco-system and an ego-system. These systems inter-act with each other, shape what is done, how and with whom. They determine whose voices are heard and whose are not. Understanding each community’s eco and ego systems is a fundamental part of our intervention approach.
UNDERSTANDING ECO AND EGO SYSTEMS
All communities, even those that are striving to fight decline, have under-utilized human assets, untapped potential, and pride in their narrative. BTF works to activate these assets, and re-establish an effective 3-way partnerships between residents, the local council and national government.
CREATING EFFECTIVE 3-WAY PARTNERSHIPS
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