Following the hugely successful first national igniters conference, where 155 people were mobilised to take forward the Movement for Good, HEARTLINES is planning more events around the country. The first of these regional events will take place in Johannesburg on 11 September. An igniter is someone who is already involved in community work where he/she lives, is techno-savvy, and is willing to help create a network of South Africans working to change our country for good.
Twelve regional conferences are planned across different centres in South Africa during September and October. The intention of holding these conferences is to expand the igniter base and spread the word about the launch of the forgood platform amongst igniters in these regions. Those who attended the Johannesburg conference have been asked to assist with the set up and recruitment of the events.
Igniters are expected to help with the following:
- Providing feedback on the forgood site, especially with regards to its usability in different settings, content (resonance, usefulness, gaps)
- Sending us information – location, news, activities
- Promoting the platform to others
- Expanding the ‘igniter pool’
- Helping to grow the forgood ‘movement
A number of pilot sites are going to be used which will receive particular focus and regular visits from the forgood team and act as test sites to demonstrate the effectiveness of the platform to others. It will also enable feedback for technical issues and suggestions for improvement.