COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Community Development

This sector seeks to empower individuals and groups of people with skills they need to effect change within communities to uplift living standards. Community development as a process involves changing the relationships between ordinary people and people in positions of power, so that everyone can take part in the issues that affect their lives. It starts from the principle that within any community there is a wealth of knowledge and experience that if used in creative ways, can be channeled into collective action to achieve the community's desired goals.

The Community Development Internship will give you an opportunity to learn how to engage in mobilization of local communities to work for a common agenda; form social groups; work with communities to build capacity; builds social capital focusing on cooperation between individuals and groups to produce positive community development outcomes. The process involves community based participatory planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; community members' standard of living is cross cutting through all sectors.

 

 

Reason to participate in community development projects

Engaging in community development projects is an opportunity for you to work along with local Ugandan communities who are striving to adopt the initiative of starting small scale development projects in a bid to meet their livelihood needs. Working to improve the infrastructure and basic amenities could also go along the way towards this goal and also increasing overall community assets. Keeping the communities physically healthy, encouraging resource sharing, and building micro - economic opportunities is critical to this accomplishment and also removing community poverty traps.

 

Volunteer & Internship opportunities in community development

Volunteers or Interns who will work on any of community development projects, will learn about the sustainable development model of empowering grass root community groups on the dynamics of providing support in enabling people build their capacities to leverage their community assets to improve their livelihoods .

Community Based Projects in Community Development

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Energy saving institutional improved cook stoves - introduce improved energy saving cook stoves in selected schools in Jinja District

The project is meant to introduce 10 model improved energy saving cook stoves in 10 selected schools in Jinja District after students carrying out a more in depth energy requirements for each school.
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Farmers Access to Credit for micro farming business

The agriculture sector in Uganda contributes to 30% of GDP and is the backbone of Uganda’s industrial activity, employment, household incomes and food security.   Lending to the sector constitutes, however, only 7% of total private sector credit
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Community Based Participatory Research Projects in Community Development

There are currently no community based participatory research opportunities in community development

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Your experience of community transformation starts here. FSD community development internship aims at reaching out to grassroots communities and provide support in enabling people build their capacities to leverage their community assts to improve their livelihoods To apply click the link below

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