Keep records and activity outputs
The group should keep a record of its findings and decisions for
each step. Usually these findings and decisions will be clear from the product
of the activity, such as a community map. The results of each activity
can be displayed on walls, perhaps in a community centre where the rest of the
community can see them. How records are made will depend on several factors,
including the literacy level of the group. Keeping records means participants
can quickly review their progress when they need to.
Certain ideas might have to be written down for display and to
give to those not directly taking part. Generally, it is best if the group
selects one or more volunteers to do this job. If no-one volunteers, you could
ask someone whom you think would do the task well.
Make sure records are brought to each meeting so that the
results of previous meetings can be reviewed easily. If the group is unsure what
to do, confused, unable to reach agreement, or if participation is slowing, you
may need to help the group review decisions and conclusions reached in past