Thanks to the global network of the Global Fund for Community Foundations, The Community Foundation of West Flanders (one of the founding partners of MyMachine) got in touch with the West Coast Community Foundation (WCCF) in Malmesbury, South Africa. This enabled a partnership between MyMachine vzw and WCCF and was the start of the pilot year in South Africa.
During this pilot year, MyMachine found that its unique methodology seems to be highly attractive and inspiring for the participants and partner organizations in South Africa.
The MyMachine story in South Africa was picked up by the European Foundation Centre. They also heard about the experiences of cross-border exchange of ideas and processes in the partner organizations in both continents. This resulted in a publication in the biannual magazine Effect!