Thanks Brittany Boettcher ! I love the idea of a phased approach and making sure we're taking what we're learning from the centralized to the decentralized -- also appreciate the focus on comms. As we test some partnerships in those more centralized "nodes" like you mentioned, sounds like we need to bake in a real focus on documentation so key elements are easy to replicate. We really appreciate your time!
We got terrific feedback from our mentor Mahmoud Rihawi about TBB's project. One of our ambassadors, Nabil, a chef who moved with his wife and two kids from Lebanon to Canada, joined us for our conversation to share about his experience and help Mahmoud understand the process from a candidate's perspective. Some key pieces of feedback:
1. Add more into the description about what happens after people arrive in the new country -- what does it mean for their families, what kind of support is available, what kinds of partners are there to help? This kind of information is really critical to people and we should fully represent the work we do on supporting people and their families to thrive.
2. we have an idea the public, and refugees themselves, could really fall in love with -- if we get out there and communicate it right! We can really lean into our public-facing comms to generate more support
3. We can empower networks of refugees to help us with key organizational functions including fundraising and communications - this aligns with the fundamental premise of our organization and would help us meet our goals.
We'll touch base with Mahmoud again before the final review stage to make sure we capture this feedback in our final submission.