'العربية / al-ʿarabīyah
Training that Produces Action as Well as Transferring Skills
by Phil Bartle, PhD
Here the community members learn by doing, and the "doing" here is the choosing, planning and organizing that are needed for engaging in a community self help project that will contribute to their increased self reliance
The actions the community will now undertake are to:
Action by itself will not necessarily strengthen a community, nor will training.
Your task is to integrate community action with training and guidance of community members.
At all times you are guiding the community, show them that this is an opportunity to learn.
Preparing an action plan may at first seem to them to be an unnecessary nuisance; you must be enthusiastic in showing them its importance and usefulness.
The community gets stronger when its members learn by doing and when you facilitate their self learning.
See: Training as Mobilization.
Training for Community Management
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