I read an interesting editorial today in the Rabble ezine. “The Suggestion Box in the Apricot Tree” by Anuradha Vittachi gives a lot to think about.

Regardless of your personal views about the particular project in Kenya, I think the main point of this article is an important one that everyone should give some thought.

“Community-based development” has become a cliché, too often empty of meaning. Seeing it working for real – in such a simple way, and in circumstances of such profound need – showed how valuable it could be . . .

Imagine a global network, people to people! A global communications network where the people at the grassroots ask whatever questions and come up with whatever answers are most pressing for them – not the questions and answers that interest those who now control global media systems.

A global Suggestions Box hanging from a global tree?

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