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community organizing

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Raymark Remo

on 23 January 2013

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Steps: 0 + - = 9 8 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 c Steps in Organizing the Community 1. Entry in the Community What is Community Organizing? Community organizing is a process where people who live in proximity to each other come together into an organization that acts in their shared self-interest. Unlike those who promote more-consensual community building, community organizers generally assume that social change necessarily involves conflict and social struggle in order to generate collective power for the powerless. A core goal of community organizing is to generate durable power for an organization representing the community, allowing it to influence key decision-makers on a range of issues over time. Purpose of Community Organizing Man is a social being. He cannot develop unless he is part of society. He must work together with his fellowmen for common interests. The problems of other men are his problems. Together they must search for solutions. Thus, it is the people of the community who must organize themselves. Entry in the Community - gather some basic information about the place such as culture, practice and lifestyle of the people. Integration with
the People - start integrating yourself with the people by living with them, eating their food, doing their chores, and slowly learning their way of life. Core Group Formation - Form a core group consisting of identified potential leaders. This group will continue to meet until each of them accepts the challege to organize the rest of the community. Community Organizing Identifying and Developing Potencial Community Leaders - do not raise the people's expectations unnecessarily. - dress as simply as possible and act as naturally as you can so you can enter
the community almost unnoticed. - by Angelito G. Manalili 2. Integration with the people 3. Community Study or Situation Analysis 4. Identifying and Developing Potential Community Leaders 5. Core Group Formation 6. Setting up the Organization ( Developing Organizational Structures) 7. Strengthening the Organization - do not appear as a savior or someone who has the solutions to all their problems. - you have to learned how to feel the way the people feel. Community Study or
Situation Analysis - facilitate the people's participation in analyzing their situation. - adjust the level of study or analysis to one that can be understood by the people. - Raise the awareness and consciousness of the people. - identufy potential leaders from the people by closely observing who seem to have a deep understanding and concern for the people of community - slowly educate and convince the community that their leaders must come from their ranks and not from outside. - common belief among Filipinos is that a leader must be an outsider and that " no man is prophet in his own county Setting up the Organization - they will have to elect their leader and this must be done through ademocratic process with the participation of all the members. - educate the members to trust their organization so they must all participate in choosing their leaders in democratic way. Strenghthening the
Organization - do everything in your capacity to strenghten the organization until the people are truly convinced about their collective strengh. Community Study In conducting community study, the following questions should be answered: 1. What is the present condition of the people?
(state of progress, incomes, properties) 2. Why are the people in such a condition?
( low progress, low production, low income, no property)
What specific problems are causing these conditions? 3. What are the roots of there problems?
(history of each problem, when and how it started, why it continous to happen and who are affected) 4. What are the necessary solutions that the people should implement?. Reported by: Raymark R. Remo
Darl Kevin Sopeña
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