On a rainy Sydney Saturday a few weeks ago, the ILN team sat down to match up all the participants in the pilot project. This was a very exciting moment for us, sorting through all our applicants and trying to find someone from a different country that would meet some or all of their expressed wishes for a program partner. We sent out the emails giving partner contact details and waited to see what would happen.
Our excitement turned out to be just the beginning. Within an hour or so of the emails being sent out there was an amazing reaction (mostly more excitement!) among our twitter followers and contacts. We’ve captured many of those early tweets in Storify form so you can click here to see them all, but here’s a few so you get the idea:
So, what we’d like to hear from you all in this month’s discussion is how did it all go? What did you talk about in those first introductions, how did you introduce yourselves, what are you working towards achieving through this partnership? We made some suggestions in an earlier post, have they been useful? What else would you add?
Share your excitement with us here in the comments! If you’re not part of the ILN pilot project and would like to get involved you are also very welcome to comment. You haven’t missed out altogether – there’ll be another round in September and you can sign up for that now by clicking here.