C3 Unity is strength

Communication
  • One person working alone may feel unable to do much to change their situation. They may have no confidence to make changes, take action or speak out.
  • A group of people who share the same situation, commitment and values, however, can achieve a great deal. Through working together and supporting each other they can take practical action. This can help build their confidence in themselves as a force for change. Together they may feel able to ask outsiders for advice or help. Together they can be strong.

Discussion  

  • Encourage people to discuss ways in which they could work together. Are there any examples in the community of groups of people who work together? Encourage anyone who is a member of any kind of group to talk about their experiences, both good and bad. Discuss together the potential and the advantages and disadvantages of being in a group.
  • Ideas might include farmer groups, food processing groups, herbal medicine learning groups, health committees, youth groups and vegetable co-operatives.