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Know your Goals,  In Korean
What do you want to achieve
Phil Bartle, PhD
Nan Park
 .Training Handout
The aims and objectives of being a mobiliser
On of the slogans we use in management training is
If you do not knw where you are you going, then any road will do
See: Slogans.
This applies to you, too, in preparing for mobillising
It is easy to tun around, looking busy, arranging meetings, getting latrines constructed, talking to community leaders, moving advocacy groups, stimulating action, without moving forward in accomplishing genuine community strengthening
You need to clarify your goals, first toi yourself, then on paper, then to those around you
Here you should begin writing in your journal, or the secion of it you have set aside for goals and concepts.
You must set themas your own goals, not think of them merely as a list of someone else's goals
The goals of mobilisation to develop a community may vary from person to person, community to community
Nevertheless there are some common elements
These include: poverty eradication, good governance, change in social organization, community capacity development, empowering low income and marginal people, and gender balance
As you go along, reading this handbook, engaging in mobilisation, you will see that each of these goals becomes more interesting and challenging, the more  you know
Go back to your journal often to update, refine and add details to all these goals
Poverty reduction, for example, is more complex and challenging when you work with it, in contrast to just listing it
We learn to avoid poverty alleviation, because that merely temporarily alleviates the pain and discomfort, and does not lead to a durable solution
Poverty is not merely the absence of money (as you will see later in these handbooks) and attacking the causes of poverty means fighting apathy, ignorance, disease, and dishonesty
This is only one example where your understanding expands through experience
Similarly, good governance does not only mean strong leadership and efficient administration
It also means transparency, people's involvement, trust, honesty and a vision for the future
You will learn, also, that you can hardly expect community leaders to be (or become) transparent in their use of community resources if you yourself are not transparent in your community activities
Look in the: Glossary of Key Terms, for introductory discussion about these goals (poverty reduction, community development)
Compare them with your notes in your journal
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.Three Mobiliser Handbooks
Key Words for Mobilisers
Training Modules
Socioligy Topics, Short Papers..
Know your Goals,  In Korean
Epistemology -- How We Know, Korean
Karl Marx, Korean
Cultural Evolution, Korean
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