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The February 2023 General Meetup was an in-person and online general meetup of the DCW volunteers, that took place on 18 February 2023, in New Delhi. The meetup was part of the DCW's six-monthly strategic-proposal for February-July 2023. Subject to unavailability for regular accommodation, the meeting took place at the office of Millat Times, between 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM. The meet-up began with a lunch at the Zahra, at Tikona Park.


DCW volunteers at the Millat Times Office

We partially discussed the ideas that originated from the initial observations of our strategic research study, and decided what sort of ideas could be adopted for a better outcome of the research. Such an outcome which adds value to the DCW, and at the same time, respects the value of community resources and also makes way for the strategic development of other small affiliates.

We discussed the ideas that are being researched about during the first month of the strategic research and shared some analytical points about our Bhopal Photo Event. An idea was put forward to form a single-participant based photographic program in which a participant would be selected to travel to a specific place to gather thematic photographs and then upload them on Commons. It was said this saves both community resources and the outcome would likely be equal or somewhat equal to Bhopal Photo Event in terms of achieving the "image-target".

"Train a trainer", a type of a mentorship program was discussed during this meet-up. It was suggested to go through already available versions of this program and implement it at the DCW and subsequently its effects and outcomes be noticed. The outcomes are subject to the six-monthly strategic research work.

We did a short photowalk towards Jamia Millia Islamia at the end of the meetup.

DCW volunteers photowalking