Do we just keep forming new groups to address social problems? Groups that are not inclusive!
The targeted groups or communities are not part of the decision-making groups nor are they included in the initial discussions to help themselves — those “poor” disadvantaged (targeted) groups. I see that as a fundamental problem!
The featured image is the typical make-up of a well-intentioned conference or event to support the disadvantaged, who are usually poor. Where are the poor in this group? (They were not invited )
Why don’t we pool that money, however small, and use it towards inclusive partnerships with the “poor?”
Failure to Listen is our dismissal of their (disadvantaged groups) abilities to help themselves, if appropriately mentored and provided with culturally acceptable tools.