A number of us have spent long periods in Africa. We noticed that in many traditional village communities the mango tree is used as a meeting place.
The mango is a strong, fruit-bearing tree that offers shelter, whatever the weather. In this shelter issues are debated, plans forged, decisions made and relationships formed and dissolved. It is a place to air differences, to share knowledge and skills and to celebrate.
For those who meet here it is a place of nourishment, challenge and growth; a place to return to between their adventures in shaping the worlds in which they find themselves.
In setting up Mango Communities we aimed to build this essence into our processes for individual, group and community development. We help people to do their work in the world.