2.4 Purpose (i)
Now move on to consider the project purpose.
A useful way of thinking about the project purpose is to try to identify the changes which it is hoped the project will bring about.
Try doing this now by filling in the boxes to describe the difference between the situation at the start of the project and what is hoped for at the end.
Try to focus on qualitative changes at this stage. This means not using numerical values to describe changes and also avoiding words which imply quantitative changes such as 'more', 'less', 'increased' and 'decreased'.
I have filled in the first box for you. There is space to describe three changes brought about by the project. But you don't have to fill in all the boxes if you feel they are not needed to describe the purpose of the project.
When you have finished take a look at my answers and see how they compare with yours.
My answer focuses on two changes: the management of the forest by the Laggan Forest Initiative, and the provision of local employment.
In the first box, I decided on the words 'managed by the Laggan Forest Initiative' rather than 'managed by the community'.
The video makes it clear that most people in the community are not directly involved in the activities of the Laggan Forest Initiative, which is run by the Volunteer Committee.
By talking about 'community management' I would be in danger of glossing over the differences and possible tensions that might arise between the committee and members of the wider community.