There is no ‘How to’ when it comes to receiving Reach, because there are so many different ways to learn and apply it. This is because Footnotes is so adaptable, which means it can come alongside many varied situations.
This adaptability also means that recipients don’t necessarily need to be equipped with lots of resources, or even a classroom, since Footnotes works with just a pencil and a piece of paper.
Depending on the needs and the setting, Footnotes may also be quickly brought in where there are few or no formally qualified professionals to lead the project, or become a Footnotes Facilitator. Of course, those with all sorts of qualifications have vital skills they can contribute to the communities we work with, but there is no formal qualification that makes the receiver or coordinator of a project eligible.
It’s also one easy step for Footnotes to be delivered in a language of your choice, being a programme that is readily adaptable to every culture and setting.
Some of the things you might expect Reach to be able to do for you, and your context, include: improved communication, perhaps between people or groups who haven’t previously been able to connect; raised hopes and expectations of individuals for their future and well-being; and the mobilisation of enterprise in your local area.
If you are part of a receiving community, you might be wondering whether to go for training to become a Footnotes Facilitator, and what that involves. Trainees may simply become a user of Footnotes because it helps them in their own situation. They may also want to help others, by passing it on, but there is no prior expectation on anyone to commit to this. Or people may start off getting Footnotes for themselves and find that they have something they want to share with others.