I have been a bit slow in keeping this up to date, partly due to the ever growing family of Streets Revolution and the many projects we now have.
Whilst randomly ‘googling’ stuff, I came across a wonderful video that helped me understand how Streets Revolution has organically grown from that simple idea in a field in Oxford in 2010.
We are growing rapidly and as this year alone has proved people around us are beginning to understand what is possible if we all come together.
After watching this video and then realising what had happened in SR, the people that follow are the true leaders in Streets Revolution.
Guys like Steve Woodford our Project Coordinator in Huntingdon, who recently won a leadership award in his community, changing his perceptions about himself and others around him, now people are following him.
Patrick Hato in SR Kenya, who despite many obstacles is leading a revolution in his community and others follow his example and has become a role model , all the key principals in changing the person and the community.
SR Uganda run by our project coordinator Mukasa, has grown the project from nothing, he has followed Pattrick’s example. He has big plans and great ideas, you need vision to become a leader.
We all see people around us, that have the potential to achieve great things, this is at the core of what we believe at Streets Revolution. The truth is that it takes real courage to believe in yourself the easy part is to believe in others.
I am rewarded every time a picture is loaded on our facebook page and have conversations with players and coordinators who themselves have had to overcome some major hardships to reach this point in their lives and are ready to give back.
We welcomed recently a new member of our ‘family’ Jim Cook, who despite and because of his past is ready to make the difference where he is. SR Portsmouth will flourish, not because of the idea, not because of any amount of money(although it helps), but because of the drive and determination of individuals like these.
SR Swindon has flourished and goes from strength to strength, because of Brian Beattie our Project Coordinator, who is tireless in his support of the players he comes into contact with, he has an understanding of the issues, because that WAS him, and leads by example. Gathering people around him to make it happen, they all share some common characteristics ~ empathy, drive, commitment and energy on top of a willingness to learn, all needed in a true leader!!!
There are many others like them out there, our mission is to find them and empower them to be able to do what they do best and lead.
Look around and spot those people who are dancing in the field and follow and become the true leaders in your community, it is that easy, just one move and it will begin for you and others.