A Two-Days Workshop onA Two-Days Workshop on
Participants will be able to understand:
Definition of Community Mobilization
Degree of Community Participation
Session 1Session 1
Introduction of Participants
What is Community, Its dimensions
Benefits of Community Mobilization
Role of Community Mobilizers
What comes first in your mind when you
think or hear the word “COMMUNITY” ?
What is a CommunityWhat is a Community
A Community is a set of
people living together with
We all live in a community.
There are different things
that bind us together. Let
us try to identify them.
Why Community Mobilization?Why Community Mobilization?
As a Mean or Strategy:
Creating demand for interventions
Increasing access to services
Scaling up interventions
Increasing effectiveness and efficiency of interventions
Contributing additional resources to the response
Reaching the most vulnerable
Addressing the underlying causes of Education: gender
disparities, lack of awareness etc.
Increasing community ownership and sustainability .
Benefits of CommunityBenefits of Community
Mobilization in a projectMobilization in a project
Increase community, individual, and group
capacity to identify and satisfy their needs
Improve program design
Improve program quality
Improve program results
Improve program evaluation
Cost effective way to achieve sustainable results
Increase community ownership of the program
Key Task involved in CommunityKey Task involved in Community
Developing an on-going dialogue between
Creating or strengthening community
organizations (Committees etc.)
Creating an environment in which
individuals can empower themselves to
address their own and their community’s
Promoting community members’
Working in partnership with community
Identifying and supporting the creative
potential of communities to develop a
variety of strategies and approaches
Assisting in linking communities with
Committing enough time to work with
communities, or with a partner who works
Group WorkGroup Work
Find out reasons why we are mobilizing our
Communities under a health project.
Involving all StakeholdersInvolving all Stakeholders
Who are stakeholders?
Why it is important to coordinate among all
What can be achieved when we involve all
What can assume if we don’t involve all
Identification ofIdentification of
Deprived/Neglected GroupDeprived/Neglected Group
What do you think, who are deprived and
neglected people in your community?
Why are they neglected? How can you
enhance their participation?
Why are they
How can their
Identify marginalized groups
in your community
Role of Community MobilizersRole of Community Mobilizers
A mobilizer is a person who mobilizes, i.e.
gets things moving. Social animator. A
Bringing People Together
Facilitating Discussion and Decision-making
Helping Things to Run Smoothly .
Facilitation in community mobilization process
How to enhance theHow to enhance the
community Participation?community Participation?
Write one mean to
State one example you
have done so far!
Community MeetingsCommunity Meetings
Gathering People at ONE PlatformGathering People at ONE Platform
Village Literacy FairVillage Literacy Fair
Sports & GamesSports & Games
Electronic & Print MediaElectronic & Print Media
Puppet Show & TheatrePuppet Show & Theatre
Pamphlets & HandoutsPamphlets & Handouts
Human ChainHuman Chain
Message Dissemination ThroughMessage Dissemination Through
different meansdifferent means
Best MobilizerBest Mobilizer
Please make a picture
H/She should be smart
enough in qualities
Self Assessment SkillSelf Assessment Skill
Read the checklist and find out those
qualities in yourself!!!!!!!!!
Skills needed for CommunitySkills needed for Community
a willingness to examine and challenge their
own assumptions, opinions and beliefs
a genuine respect for all community members
a non- judgmental and accepting approach
an understanding that different people have
different views and perspectives
a belief in community capacity to take effective
good communication skills, especially listening
good facilitation skills to enable communities to
conduct their own analysis of their lives and situations
PLA and other techniques to help facilitation
awareness of political, gender and cultural issues and
an ability to challenge assumptions sensitively (e.g.
about the role of women).
the community mobilization process
the principles of community mobilization
knowledge of Education related Issues and
problems, causes and effects
understanding of the ethical issues related to
community mobilization. .
Other skills and knowledge that may be
needed at different stages in the community
mobilization process include:
an ability to help communities form organizations
an ability to identify capacity-building needs among
communities (e.g. leadership skills, networking and
an ability to help communities mobilize resources
project planning and management skills.
Some QualitiesSome Qualities
Good communication skills
Good facilitation skills
Known to culture and values of society
Role of CMRole of CM
Know Your Goals "If you do not know where you are going, then
any road will do."
Know Your Target Community You must know as much
as possible about its social organization, economy, languages, layout (map),
problems, politics, and ecosystem
Know The Skills You Need
Know The Basic Concepts What is development?
Community development? Community participation? Poverty? Community?
Some Dos and Don’tsSome Dos and Don’ts
Lets talk and write about our
communities what we should do
and what we should not do?
Field DiariesField Diaries
Why Field diaries are important?
Why do we need to capture the
information on paper when have brain?
Why do we talk about report writing?
Contents of Daily Field ReportContents of Daily Field Report
Purpose of Visit
Activities Carried out
Accomplishment/Outputs of the day
Follow up/Future Plan
Each Group will write a report on the basis
of given information/case study or a story.
Session 2Session 2
Components in Session
Participation of Communities
Degrees of Participation
Project Orientation/ What project is all
Community mobilization is a capacity-
building process through which community
individuals, groups, or organizations PLAN,
CARRY OUT, and EVALUATE activities on
a participatory and sustained basis to
improve their health and other needs,
either on their own initiative or stimulated
“As an individual I could
do nothing. As a group we
could find a way to solve
each other’s problems”.
Degree of Community
Token involvement of local people
Representatives are chosen, but have
no real input or power
Tasks are assigned, with
Outsiders decide agenda and direct the
Local opinions are asked
Outsiders analyze and decide on a
course of action
Local people work together with
outsiders to determine priorities
Responsibility remains with outsiders
for directing the process
Local people and outsiders share their
knowledge to create new
Local people and outsiders work
together to form action plans with
Define at which stage you are
presently in your project.