Community Development

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Community Development;

Our team has long time experience in working with rural communities in Uganda especially in the Western and Central parts of the country using time tested Community development approaches.

Our team has over time learnt the tactics of mobilizing community members to come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems affecting them. Community wellbeing (economic, social, environmental and cultural) often evolves from this type of collective action being taken at a grassroots level.

We have supported implementation of community project ranging from small initiatives within a small group to large initiatives that involve the broader communities through well-planned, inclusive and integrated community approaches.

Some of the community development projects implemented are categorized into;

·         Ecological Organic Agricultural Techniques and approaches

·         Value Chain Development and Market Development

·         Environmental conservation and protection

·         Water Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH)

·         Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs)

We believe that effective community development results in mutual benefit and shared responsibility among community members. Such development recognizes:

  • the connection between social, cultural, environmental and economic matters
  • the diversity of interests within a community
  • its relationship to building capacity

We support communities to build capacity in order to address issues and take advantage of opportunities, find common ground and balance competing interests.

It is about continual improvement, first with the help of change agents and later, by the people themselves to bring about change in their lives, which ultimately improve their quality of life

 

Community development occurs when people strengthen the bonds within their neighbourhoods, build social networks, and form their own organizations to provide a long-term capacity for problem solving” Rubin 2001, and this is what we believe in and promote at Verizon Development Link