Go to the people. Live with them. Learn from them. Love them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. But with the best leaders, when the work is done, the task accomplished, the people will say 'We have done this ourselves'.
I understand that Experteering is a serious endeavor, and that my work will have the potential to make a positive impact if approached with adequate preparation, or potentially derail local efforts if not conducted properly.
To ensure my Experteering project creates lasting and positive change, I agree to:
I understand that I will be joining an elite group of changemakers around the world. I commit to sharing feedback, stories, and/or provide other means of support to my fellow Community Members so that we can all continue to grow, improve, and catalyze change.
I will invest in the Experteering Planning Guide process and commit to prioritizing the needs of the host organization - and the community for which it operates - above my own. After, I’ll make sure that all projects and work is handed-over so the change can be sustained.
I understand that planning a safe and productive project is ultimately up to me. In addition to preparing for my Experteering project, I also commit to learning about local cultures, laws, and customs so that I can operate with respect to those I’m aiming to serve – and if I decide to travel, to do so safely.
I understand that MovingWorlds is committed to connecting me to a verified project. In return, I commit to being proactive in using the platform to find this project, providing timely communication to secure and plan the project, and offering constructive feedback if so requested.
As a MovingWorlds member, I commit to bringing the best version of myself and will strive to embody the Experteering Values at all times.
I do not wish my house to be walled on all sides and my windows stuffed. I want the cultures of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible.