This pro-bono project in Suriname has involved working with the indigenous Saramaccan community to design some post-secondary technical and vocational training programs. They have a fine facility, built in 2011, for for a multitude of reasons it has never actively operated. Now, they would like to see it work, and our project is to meet and talk to a wide variety of community groups and leaders as we determine a possible course of action.
Following a week of community meetings we spent the following week in the capital, Paramaribo, in discussions with government agencies, educational organizations, potential employers and donors before presenting our interim report. The final week of the project saw us take the interim report and suggestions back to the communities for their input and consequent adjustment to the project's report.
Here is a link to a conversation that I had with CBC Radio Winnipeg about the program in Suriname.