The Movement for Community-led Development is unique because it is not a standalone entity. As of July 2022, we have started a monthly column to share human interest stories that illustrate breakthroughs and learning moments across our membership. Every month, Sera Bulbul interviews a member of our Movement to present key elements of their work and our partnership.
This month’s column features John Maton and his work in Nigeria. We discuss John’s inspiration, love of learning, and understanding of community-led development.
Sheku M. Gassimu Jr. is inspired by the passion and energy that flow within communities. He has worked with OneVillage Partners (OVP) since 2014, and in this month’s Movement Matters column, he shares with MCLD insight into his career and the shifts that OVP has made to become more community-led.
Anne Praxyeda Gidudu believes every individual needs the opportunity to reach their full potential through inclusion, have a supportive family who can encourage them and manage their disability, and also participate in their community with as few barriers as possible.