(1) In your country, how do you help community development workers with youths?
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Community development workers help communities to bring about social change and improve the quality of life in their local area. They work with individuals, families and whole communities to empower them to:
- Identify their assets, needs, opportunities, rights and responsibilities;
- Plan what they want to achieve and take appropriate action;
- Develop activities and services to generate aspiration and confidence.
A community development worker often acts as a link between communities and a range of other local authority and voluntary sector providers. They are frequently involved in addressing inequality, and projects often target communities perceived to be culturally, economically or geographically disadvantaged.
Community development work seeks to actively engage communities in making sense of the issues which affect their lives, setting goals for improvement and responding to problems and needs through empowerment and active participation. A good deal of the work is project based, which means that community development workers usually have a specific geographical community or social group on which to focus.
(2) How do you involve in development of youth in your community? And explain it.
- identifying community skills, assets, issues and needs;
- ensuring that local people have their say;
- developing new resources in dialogue with the community and evaluating existing programmes;
- building links with other groups and agencies;
- helping to raise public awareness on issues relevant to the community;
- preparing reports and policies;
- raising funds;
- developing and agreeing to strategies;
- liaising with interested groups and individuals to set up new services;
- mediating in matters of conflict;
- recruiting and training paid as well as voluntary staff;
- planning, attending and coordinating meetings and events;
- overseeing the management of a limited budget;
- encouraging participation in activities;
- challenging inappropriate behaviors;
- General administrative duties.
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