Free Skillshare Project
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The Skillshare Project was inspired by Rob Hopkins “Great Reskilling” idea and is listed as Number 8 in the “12 Steps to Transition”. The goals of the project (as from The Transition Handbook) are:
- To bring people together, relaxing and learning new skills
- To build networks and move our community towards self-reliance and resilience
- To create a fundamental sense of ‘can do’ and feelings of positivity, creativity and empowerment
- To establish and nurture links between old and young as skills are passed on
- To organise practical and useful events
- To work with existing groups in order to share and draw on local skills.
The Project encourages anyone of us to offer guidance on a topic likely to help increase our community's resilience, as a one-off gift (or more!). Contributions of all kinds are welcome! We can pass on valuable skills as well as experiment, stretch ourselves, practice generosity, form connections, inspire each other and have fun!
Skillshares are offered as part of the Gift Economy (i.e. with no expectation of receiving anything in return) so are always available for free to those who are unable to contribute monetarily. Donations are requested during the event (and not in the advertising) to cover the cost of venue hire and material costs. If appropriate, products made during the skillshare can be sold at material cost price for participants to take away with them. Any other donations received above costs go towards help with future events and other running costs of the Project.
If you would like to receive the regular newsletter please subscribe online form, or if you would like further information, would like to offer a skillshare or help in any other way, please contact Sophia at Skillshare@TranstionTownTotnes.org
"With the economic crisis in full swing, with climate change and with peak oil looming, we believe that being part of a closely-knit community with a diverse group of skills could be the security of tomorrow. Skillshares provide brilliantly for such a scenario, creating a win-win situation." Mark Boyle, author of The Moneyless Man.
1. Enlist others
2. Be a host
3. Give feedback
4. Spread the word
5. Spread freedom
6. Suggest a skillshare
7. Organise a skillshare
8. Share your skills
9. Join the team
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