The beacons of Gondor
Following much debate at Peace Through Prosperity we agreed on the principle for launching the Peace Ambassadors Program, and it goes like this:"We believe engaging marginalised individuals would be easier if the funding was generated from real people with a common goal of preserving and bettering global civil society as a community…. this would maintain our neutrality from any government's policies and help us maintain a position of trust amongst our target audience.
To expand and do more, reach more and fix what is broken across the globe we need more likeminded people on board helping us spread the word through social media, helping us generate funds to keep the projects going and helping us build a better society for all the inhabitants of the third rock."It is built upon our belief in the spirit of the community, the community of the third rock.
Will it work? many moons in and still struggling to raise the total required funds for the Haripur project in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa I am sceptical, having said that I believe we need our independence to engage with our target audience, it is critical for developing the level of trust we need to be able to have the conversations we do. We need friends not masters to help us prevent radicalisation.
Its a gamble. Will individuals or groups of individuals come to the aid of a distant community that Peace Through Prosperity is engaging with? a community sieged in their stand against a great evil.The beacons of Gondor are lit.