COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Community development has been described as a conscious technique or process to solve social change problems; a process that enables communities to “collectively confront and act on their common values and problems”. The community development process engages in politics, leadership, power attainment, group dynamics, learning, and social change; thus, it is “multidisciplinary and draws from political science, sociology, social psychology, social work, and adult education”
Some of the characteristics of the community development process are as follows: community member involvement in problem-solving and decision-making; a learning process that is geared towards a change in behaviour and requires learning by doing; participants who increase their competence and capacity to manage their own affairs; and a grass-roots approach to social action.
The Lady Storm Foundation, Inc offers high school and college students grants for their involvement in solving problems plaguing their communities.
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