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COMMUNITY IMMERSION

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Transcript of COMMUNITY IMMERSION

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This manner of
transformation
is bent on training
the youth to become civic conscious and defense prepared individuals.
essential strategy in community concerns, process, dynamics and lifestyle through exposure and engaging in different activities
Trainees should immerse in actual community life to get to know the social, political and economic situation of the people.
When one goes to a community, he associates with the people whom he intends to work with as his partners or allies in the community.
This practice of enjoining people's support is adherent to the philosophy of Confucious,
"Experience is the best teacher."
one of the strategies in plugging into community organization
Community immersion is a strategy that goes beyond acquainting us with community concerns but make possible our participation in their (re) solution.
Community immersion in NSTP is devised as a strategy in molding and 'conscientizing' students just so that they may be socially aware and responsible to their communities.
Trainees may find it significant to be guided by
the following:
Trainees may also undergo certain changes like increase in knowledge about the social realities, development of good values, empathy towards other people and improvement of social skills.
Trainees should identify the community people's interests and aspirations.
Trainees must recognize people's resiliency to have community participation and determination of appropriate courses of action.
Trainees should be aware of the gain-negotiated sanction-the acceptance derived from community relation coupled with the right to conduct immersion activities.
Trainees must reflect on how heir social analysis of the current situation is concretized in community people's lives. The analysis should have as such meaning for the trainees as for the community.
The following are the forms of integration in community immersion:
Home visits
Living with selected families
Informal discussions with individuals or groups
Sharing in household and community activities
Attendance in social gatherings
Assistance in production work
Whom do you immerse with in
the community?
"Give man a fish and he will live for a day; teach him how to fish and he will live for a lifetime."
is empowering the people towards development of the locality
What traits should a trainee have to qualify to go into community immersion?
has full understanding of the concepts and theories behind the dynamics of groups and community
has knowledge on the very process of immersion
training-wise
As for NSTP, students enrolled in NSTP-CWTS/LTS2 are mandated to undergo community immersion for a period covering a minimum of 54 hours to a maximum of 90 hours as cited from CHED-prescribed Program of Instruction (POI), 2007 edition
What personal gains may a student get from community immersion?
Opportunity for the trainees to comprehend people's lives because of the chance given to them to see real life situations, live, identify and associate with the their in;
Gain social acceptance derived from community relations coupled with the right to offer services;
Enhance experiences in conducting asset mapping such as identifying geographic coverage, point out resources and the use, and the relationships of people with the existing resources;
Establish rapport and relationship with different people who may be of help to them at some future time;
Develop their conscientization ability. It helps them realize issues that will help solve problems in the community. It is important for them to do something that can change their situation.
Acquire first-hand experiences in dealing with the community works;
Chance to learn life skills that will enrich their personalities
Community immersion is in consistent with the innate and ultimate intention of helping people as immortalized in the words that spell the extension creed by Dr. Y.R.James Yen of the Institute of Rural Reconstruction
PROCESS OF COMMUNITY
IMMERSION
is a series of interrelated and interwined phases which commences with the Pre-Immersion followed by Entering the Community, Community Integration, Community Needs Assessments, Program or Project Implementation, and Termination of the Project.
PRE-IMMERSION
regards the identification of the community where the students will be immersed at
Aside from preparation of the trainees and the school, the community is primarily the one to be prepared and informed. With this, trainees must set up criteria in selection of an area for immersion.
AREA SELECTION
FACTORS
TO BE
AREA
SELEC-
TION
CONSIDERED IN
1. Groups or communities to be chosen belong to the deprived, depressed and underprivileged (DDU).
2. Willingness of local groups and community leaders to work with you on community projects.
3. Anticipated activities and demands fall within your available resources and ability to meet them.
4. Presence of development agencies and other support institutions providing assistance to the areas.
5. Stable peace and order situation.
6. Accessibility.
1. Groups or communities to be chosen belong to the deprived, depressed and underprivileged (DDU).
2. Willingness of local groups and community leaders to work with you on community projects.
3. Anticipated activities and demands fall within your available resources and ability to meet them.
4. Presence of development agencies and other support institutions providing assistance to the areas.
5. Stable peace and order situation.
6. Accessibility.
Examples of margenalized group:
youth
women
slum dwellers
The margenalized sector are the target clients because they are the ones needing your assistance more than any other groups in the society.
means that we should start with the people and work with the people
you cannot extend what you do not have
supporting agencies are the resources that can provide additonal finanial assistance when it comes to projects that are also within their type of service
you have to put into consideration your ownsafety when you conduct your immersion
successful community immersion also relies on how quickly and how often you can visit the community
THANK YOU!
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