Where does one begin to develop financial self-sustainability in an area where most people don’t even have enough to eat, never mind the money to pay children’s school tuition and support their own school?
Well, one thing is certain, and that is that the solutions have to come from the community itself. The solutions have to stem from the assets and resources of the environment as well as the talents and skills of its people.
To develop ideas for generating income that will support a community's school, the people must:
- Organize, communicate, co-operate, trust one another
- Develop leaders and rally behind them
- Cultivate open-minded thinking
- Believe in themselves and their ability to make substantial change.
In order to begin to practice self-direction, the staff has been trained in 'Sociocracy' a system of governance that allows all voices to be heard.