'العربية / al-ʿarabīyah
by Phil Bartle, PhD
Introduction to the Module (Hub)
Documents Included in this Getting Prepared Module
Preparing yourself to be a community mobilizer
Before you can successfully stimulate self help development in a community, you must prepare yourself.
You must be clear and knowledgeable about your goals; you must know about your target community; you must have the required skills; you must understand the fundamental concepts of mobilization.
The first thing to do now is to start a journal.
An inexpensive school notebook is OK.
You might wish to use four notebooks and title them: (1) Goals and Concepts; (2) The Target Community; (3) Mobilizing Skills, and (4) A Day-to-Day Journal record.
However you choose to organize yourself, it is important to start making notes and records now.
Write with your replacement in mind as your reader.
This module informs you of the things that you need to get prepared. Do not assume, however, that you can get prepared "once and for all."
We mobilizers are continually learning more and more about all the things mentioned in this chapter.
It is a never ending process, and we will be doomed to failure if we ever think we know it all.
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