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Mobilising the community – a Pillars guide

Helps communities identify and make the changes they want to see

2003 Available in English, French, Arabic, Bengali (Bangla), Georgian, Portuguese and Spanish

The community in Diégonefla, Côte d'Ivoire, is mobilising into action with help from the local church

The community in Diégonefla, Côte d'Ivoire, is mobilising into action with help from the local church. Photo: Tom Price/Tearfund

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From: Pillars guides

Practical, discussion-based learning on community development for small groups

This guide shares advice and activities for church and community leaders to begin the process of community mobilisation.

Here are some positive changes you might expect to see as a result of the community-led process described in this guide:

  • local leaders have increased awareness of their capacity to make changes in their community and the value of organising people to take positive action
  • people have increased knowledge and understanding of their own unique situation
  • people have greater confidence in their own ability to make appropriate changes
  • effective and ongoing community organisation and action - improved local facilities leading to improved quality of life
  • local organisations working together effectively at all levels

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