Reflect :: Responsibility for Self

James Njoroge, Tatua Community Organising Fellow in Rongai, reflects on how he’s learning about taking responsibility in his work.

Our campaign has faced challenges with people wanting money to take part in learning how to parent well. Recently I was talking to Mama Patrice about this challenge and she suggested that I look at it from my point of view, “Would I waint for some one to pay me so I can take care of my own kids?”

From there it was clear that getting paid should not be needed. This is an act of taking responsibility for self. Mama Patrice suggested that we put it like that with the community members who are asking for money. Would they want us, the community organizers, to wait for some one to come pay me so they can take care of my own kids.