We continue to learn many things about TCD (Transformational Community Development) through the projects we have been doing in Dhoker Jhara, India, the village I grew up in. It “had” been a mixed experience when it comes to results. Some areas have been a genuine struggle. But there are many other areas we have identified where we are now focused and maximizing results.
Community involvement (ownership) is the key to success in TCD work among Santals. Wherever we have involved the people from the community, there was excitement and willingness to do things. Making an irrigation pond, giving water pump to the community, providing micro loan to the community were some of the things which has really worked well. Looking at the situation, we decided to involve the community in whatever we do among them.
This “involvement” has made all the difference!
Thanks so much for your involvement in this my village!
You, with us, in Transformational Community Development, via GHNI … Sushil
(GHNI staff & Santal People Community Development)