In the article, I discuss 3Ps framework for powering community action and how I used the 3-step change framework to support charities and community organizations at Southwark’s Brandon Estate.
Power Up People and Businesses: is about building digital confidence, so that people are motivated to learn and keep on learning, and apply digital skills efficiently in daily life and work.
Power Up Provision: is about improving what is already offered by embedding digital into existing programmes, so that digital literacy and skills is not silo-d and continuous learning is nurtured.
Power Up Places: is about connecting community organizations, service providers and others to provide individuals and businesses with the a collaborative atmosphere. Digital inclusion has proven to be a viable catalyst for local economy development.
[Good Things Foundation & J.P Morgan, 2019]
P.U.P & Brandon Estate
Brandon Estate is a social housing estate in Southwark, south London. The estate is situated to the south of Kennington Park – it sits between Oval and Walworth road. The estate was built in 1958 by the London County Council.
1. Powering Up People – UNFREEZE
Mobile tutoring & Get Online Week 2018:
- I joined the UK’s flagship Online Centres Network in 2018
- I initiated new mobile tutoring based on data and concrete evidence
- I drove interest and awareness by integrating with Voicebox Cafe
- I formed strategic alliances with a local charity, a local business and the local library to unite mobile learners at the library for Get online week 2018
2. Powering Up Provision – TRANSFORM
Introducing new organization to Online Centres Network:
- I removed existing silo walls by negotiating and introducing a new umbrella brand and supporting board
- I united another local business and Latin America People’s Disabled Project (LADPP) with existing alliance to execute an integrated Get Online Week 2019
- I introduced Rachel Leigh Community hall to the UK’s flagship Online Centres Network
3. Powering Up Places – REFREEZE
Get Online Week 2019:
- I coordinated the new centre’s transition with the sectors dedicated network specialist
- I recruited volunteers and initiated digital champions training for the new centre – Rachel Leigh Centre
- I handed-over the new centre to the capable hands of Rachel Leigh and new digital champions