Community Mobilisation

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Divergent Approaches of Development

Criteria | HOPE | TEV INTERNATIONAL | Context | 1. Primary focus wastowards preventive health care and education. 2. Area of work was Gambia, an African nation. | 1. The primary focus was to improve the field crop yield for farmers at grassroots level. 2. Area of work was Africa especially Ethiopian nations. | Problem | 1. Recognition of significant deterioration of general health and community wellbeing by specific members of the local community. 2. With worsening of the situation and increase in the health needs HOPE was invited by the local community to help them regarding the healthcare and education problems. | 1. Problems were identified by the local level govt. before the arrival of TEV. 2. TEV themselves conducted a situation analysis and need assessment on behalf of the community. 3. Local level govt. invited TEV to work on the agriculture practices. | Approach | 1. Bottom-up approach, using grassroots. 2. Mainly focused on the strength and solutions which lie within the community itself. 3. More priority towards collaborative approach than reliance on external financial and institutional support. 4. Identification and proper utilisation of local resources. 5. More preferences to Gambian organisational and institutions over external agencies. 6. Long term sustainable approach incorporating natural environment, education, and wellbeing of the community. 7. Critical thinking was the most effective approach to the learning and self-discovery. 8. Shared learning experience about communities’ ideas and knowledge helped to move forward. | 1. Focus and specialisation In applied research, information dissemination and documentation, formal trainings and media promotions. 2. More reliance on information both from…...

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