Tools for Community Participation: A Manual for Training Trainers in Participatory Techniques
Tools for Community Participation: A Manual for Training Trainers in Participatory Techniques (1993) focuses on an approach to participatory training called SARAR, which stands for: self esteem; associative strengths; resourcefulness; action planning; and responsibility. The SARAR approach to community participation in development projects is designed to ensure that sectoral improvements correspond to people's priorities and benefit from people's willingness to use them effectively and maintain them in good order. Authored by Lyra Srinivasan, the manual is divided into two parts. The first, which relates to launching community participation, offers definitions of community participation and provides concrete steps for planning, implementing and evaluatiing participatory training workshops. The second section provides 39 participatory training activities, sorted according to categories such as human development, methods and field realities. This manual will be of practical use to trainers involved in improving levels of community participation in the development sector.
- Planning a participatory training programme (pp 21-30; Organizing the workshop (pp 31-34); Designing the participatory workshop (pp 35-44).
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