Community Development Works
The ideals behind our Community Development Works
For a community to develop, it will have three basic elements.
The practice of recognizing common interest and problems and talking, acting/working together for democratic decision making and problem solving.
The locality or territory that can be seen as where people have something in common and this shared element also connects the locality with the surrounding areas.
The local society including the interconnecting association and networks.
However, Community Development (CD) can be divided into
Development Of Community (DOC): DOC refers to strengthening of the relationships and networks within the community around a community project for developmental purposes. In DOC, emphasis is on the establishment and maintenance of organisations and activities that link members to one another and to the community
Development In Community (DIC). This is a means of improving/building the infrastructure through a project to achieve some goals
Samples of our Community Development Projects
Monitoring and Evaluation of Debt Relief Gains (DRG) supported Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Projects in Oyo State
Educare Trust as a Civil Society Organisation was appointed in 2007 and reappointed in 2008 by the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on MDGs (OSSAP-MDGs) to monitor and evaluate Debt Relief Gains (DRGs) funded Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) projects in more than 300 rural communities in 33 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Oyo State. Part of the M&E methodology that we adopted was Deliberative Discussion. This became necessary not only to ensure sustainability, safety, maintenance and ownership of the projects among benefitting communities, but to also make sure that the projects were in line with our Community Development ideals.
Developing A Positive Approach To Living With, Within and Without HIV/AIDS: Prevention, Management and Control
Educare Trust has implemented a number of activities for Awareness, Empowerment, Advocacy and Public Re-orientation on HIV/AIDS. Between 2005 and 2007, Educare Trust courtesy of World Bank Assisted HIV/AIDS Funds administered by Oyo State Agency for the Control of AIDS (OYSACA) executed a project entitled Developing A Positive Approach To Living With, Within and Without HIV/AIDS: Prevention, Management and Control aimed at increasing awareness of the various categories of the rural populace on the rights, obligations and responsibilities of persons in each project category e.g. Youth In and Out of School, Sexually Active Adults and Body Care Professionals. The project took place in four rural communities of Iseyin, Iwajowa, Kajola and Itesiwaju Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Oyo State.