To continue information on the Action Learning Projects, Day 5.
This next group, the “Discovery Group” comprised of all women living in Fairbanks are creating an app that lists community resources, educational material around historical trauma and the issues that stem from that. They plan to hold an annual community resource discussion/collaboration as a way to maintain relevancy.
The idea behind the app came about after the group identified themes from the data they collected. Because many of the group members work within a health setting, they wanted to create a useful mechanism for their clients to access various resources they may not be aware exist. One group they wanted to reach in particular were homeless youth as many of them have cell phones but no access to the internet. With the app, they can access information/resources at their fingertips.
These were the questions they asked within their community.