The course is designed to train students in applying Participatory Community Development methods and analytical tools that help us understand the social consequences of this community development. The course gives an overview of Community Development theories, concepts, approaches and strategies.

This is mainly an empowering process that gives credit to a community’s ability to identify and solve their own problems.

In the learning constructs, it is always important to recognize the capacities of the individuals within the community. The element of teaching requires accepting that you can only give what the individual want and when they want it.