Sulawesi is one of the poorer islands in Indonesia. Religious conflicts, lack of food or the danger of AIDS are only some of the local problems. The churches are fighting intensively to sustainably improve the conditions of life in their parishes. Most of the female and male inhabitants in Sulawesi live as farmers in villages … Continue reading INDONESIA: SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
A brilliant short film about the work of IRAJ foundation in Pakistan and its director Irshad Ahmed Mughal. Using deep psychological understandings and grassroots community development craft Irshad is able to build on his extensive cultural respect and knowledge to forge peace and understanding between Islamic sects. View here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ii12bwRXEybjmUpid2tCb1LPBEmZyq7l/view
This article begins with a discussion of two of the ways in which we can study community development in Indonesia. One way is to begin with the concept of community development and its cognate terms and investigate how these might be used and understood, either in Anglicized versions or any linguistic equivalents in Indonesian development … Continue reading Community development in Indonesia
An important sub-discipline within the field of Communication and Social Change addresses how meaningful participation can be practically implemented. This article presents the case of an intervention developed by the NGO ‘Half the Sky Movement’ and reflects upon how participation took shape within a primarily top-down program model. The design of the project bridges traditional, … Continue reading Small group discussion to promote reflection and social change: A case study of a Half the Sky intervention in India
Kebithigollewa is a rural village situated 23 miles south-east of Vavuyniya in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The village which had experienced more than its share of violence from the 27-year-long civil war with LTTE, still undergo grave difficulties principally due to the lack of access to clean drinking water. Recognizing the need … Continue reading Yakawewa Rural Community Development Project
WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT THE BAREFOOT GUIDES... This unusual and exceptional volume (and series) is hugely accessible yet deeply rooted in solid theory and extensive practice across a wide range of contexts and fields. Expect from it something truly unique in its combination of insight, reflection, experience and highly usable mixed text/visual presentation. It … Continue reading The Barefoot Guide Connection (Resource Library)
Over the past years, Mongolia has experienced significant change. The country’s economy grew by 17% in 2011, and it has committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 14%, by 2030. More recently, Mongolia endorsed a green development vision for the country. Without a doubt, Mongolia has gained international visibility and far surpassed what might be … Continue reading Transforming Lives and Lifestyles through Education and Green Economy in Mongolia.