A thriving local community is guided by visionary leaders
We all agree that a thriving local community is guided by visionary leaders who believe in the common good. And we also know that, unfortunately, in many communities in this country, we lack these “true leaders”, as we call them in the MET Foundation team. We feel motivated and indebted to the local communities in which we work to try to help identify and train potential future leaders.
First of all, it is very important to train these true leaders, for the harmonious development of a community in which each member has the opportunity to contribute and benefit from the common good.
Secondly, these true leaders represent an important link between us, the foundation, and the community. They help by informing us the needs of the community in which they live. MET then writes an application and tries to find funding to address the community problem identified by the leader. The leader also helps us find local partners to implement the project. The local partners are chosen according to sustainability criteria.