| Catalogue of training and information tools on community participation in human settlements |
PRODUCED BY: CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION SOCIAL Y EDUCACION POPULAR ALTERNATIVA, PERU, 1984.
AVAILABLE FROM: CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION SOCIAL Y EDUCACION POPULAR ALTERNATIVA, SAN MARTIN DE PORRES, EMETERIO PEREX 348, URB. INGENIERIA, LIMA, PERU.
NUMBER OF PAGES: 67
The manual has been developed for women's organizations and deals with some aspects of leadership in these organizations. It contains a synthesis of the first training workshop held in the San Martin de Porras district of Lima, Peru, with the participation of various women's organizations. The manual uses the methodology of popular education and not only contains a record of what the workshop covered but also shows how the themes were introduced and what the participants achieved from the exercises. This presentation makes it a didactic document which is enjoyable to read and a training tool not only for people involved in the planning of workshops but also for the participants because their collective experiences are of great value for the daily orientation of their work in their organizations.
Each topic presented contains three parts: first, 'Reflexions' contains the ideas and experiences that were discussed and studied; secondly, 'Working This Way' describes practical activities to ensure maximum participation from the participants, and, thirdly, 'What We Achieved' contains the analysis of what was gained from each of the discussions. The workshop covered 11 themes; among them were Why the Need for Training Organizations; our Situation as Women; What Is a Group; Problems and Needs; Concepts of Organization; Planning; Duties and Responsibilities in an Organization; Leadership, Organization and Community Participation; and Communication through Role-Play.
This manual is a guide for community workers or officials involved in community-level training, particularly at the initial stages of forming a community group. Equally, it could be used by community representatives, such as committee members, for the education development of their group. Since there are very few resource guides on leadership training, the manual provides a valuable example.