We have two days to build the collective dream of Lanquedoc community (South Africa) and invite your help!
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What we have done so far
The Oasis game is a social technology developed by Instituto Elos in Brazil. It has been played more than 500 times in 40 countries on four continents.
Through a 7 step process a community design a project of their collective dreams, collect the materials and make it happen in only 7 days.
We have two days to build their collective dream and invite your support!
The community have gathered all the materials they can, including donations from local businesses, now we need to fundraise to buy what's left. On Saturday and Sunday we will build their collective dream with the materials we have.
Any donation big or small is wholeheartedly welcome 🙂
Lanquedoc Community, South Africa
Community organising and the practical realisation of a common dream.
Our journey so far: 3 days completed
First we connected with the community through our different senses, observing the area, looking for possibilities, seeing the beauty and seeking abundance.
The next step is to listen to the hearts of the people behind the beautiful things we saw. We met and talked with local people, truly connecting heart to heart and discovered the talents of the community.
We held a talent show for the community to celebrate the diverse talents in the community. The talent show was also a great opportunity to gather peoples’ dreams.
Collecting the dreams of the community
What was their vision for the future? What were the needs of the community and what project would meet those needs? What are their core values and what kind of project would best represent this?
Model building collective dreams
After harvesting the dreams of the community, models were made of the projects that resonated with the community the most. The projects of the different models were synthesied into one model that reflected the collective dreams of the community.
The community decided on the following project: community garden, meeting place, playground, creche/nursery and market. We are fundraising to buy the materials for this.
Transformation, community, human potential and learning
Warriors Without Weapons
“The seed of transformation sprouts in relationships and in the sharing of dreams that flow through the recognition of abundance and the valuing of power of each individual. The manifestion is in collective actions that nourish the beauty, joy, and pleasure of realising the best possible world for all people.”
The Elos Philosphy
“I came to know Warriors Without Weapons [which has the Oasis Game at it’s centre], a program for youth that restores degraded areas, always with the involvement of the community. Because the most important thing is to transform the community.”
Author, physicist and systems theorist
“Inherent within the notion of human potential is the belief that in reaching their full potential an individual will be able to lead a happy and more fulfilled life.”
“Nobody educates anyone, nobody educates themself, human beings educate each other, mediated by the world.”
Pedagogia do Oprimido
Elos Foundation and Warriors Without Weapons
The GSA Circle 2022 is comprised of the Elos Foundation and a group of 20 Warriors Without Weapons from six countries, together they are facilitating the Oasis Game in Lanquedoc (South Africa).
The Oasis Game is a methodology designed by Elos Institute in Brazil that has already reached hundreds of communities from all over the world. The game is designed to support a community process of cooperatively building ambitious projects that are based on the needs of the residents.
Daniel Sheinwald (UK), Daniella Dolme (Brazil), Lorraine Muwuya (Zimbabwe), Stephen Diwauripo (Zimbabwe), Admire Yemurai (Zimbabwe), Juliana Guerreiro (Brazil), Rafael Britto (Brazil), Areen Attari (Índia), Natália Dittmar (Brazil), Ayanda Nyoka (South Africa), Bruna Bellandi (Brasil), Jamerson Mancio (Brazil), Ronaldo Pereira (Brasil), Priscilla Pereira (Brazil), Irvine Muzuva (Zimbabwe), Tshediso Phahlane (South África), Archana Tomar (Índia), Mirian Fonseca (Brazil), Steven Arana (Costa Rica), Nombulelo Ngwenya (South Africa)
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Please donate however much feels good for you!
From $1 to $20,000 – any amount will contribute towards making the dreams of Lanquedoc Community come true!
What we appreciate more than anything is your contribution and gesture of support to this community and this process. If you are able to send £5/$5/€5, it will carry with it a lot more energy than its financial value alone! Click the PayPal button to make a donation, it will be much appreciated.