Today has been a quite productive day. In the morning we finally had the opportunity to meet the founder of IROKO and to better understand which direction our answer to the challenge should take. The interview was an inspiration for all of us. Not only we clarified our ideas, but we also understood that to be successful with one project, and more generally in life, you need to be passionate and fight for your ideas. We were offered a concrete example of what it means having a dream and being able to make it real. It is hard, but very rewarding.
After the very positive outcome of the interview, we started developing a clearer idea for our project. We arrived at the conclusion that we should focus not on developing other activities for the elderly, but on connecting LLDC and IROKO in order to bring some of the already existing activities into Queen Elizabeth Park. In particular, we thought about a long term partnership between the two organisations, which would in turn allow the development of IROKO’s activities in different areas of the park and at different times of the year.
Being this the main idea, we now needed to be more specific and ‘practical’. In other words we needed to define exactly ‘why’, ‘what’, ‘how’, ‘who’, ‘where’ and ‘when’. This was done for the main general idea. Tomorrow, we will continue by answering the 6 questions above for each project that we want to bring into the park. It will not be easy, but it will definitely be rewarding (and maybe an inspiration for the future).