Monday, February 06, 2006

Community Development Philosophy

Go to the People
Live with the People
Learn from the People
Plan with the People
Work with the People
Start with what they know
Build on what they have
Teach by showing, learn by doing
Not a showcase, but a pattern
Not piecemeal, but integrated
Not odds and ends, but a system
Not to conform, but to transform
Not relief, but release

- Yen Yangchu, 20th century community-based development pioneer from Sichuan, China


p.s. Just applied for a development worker post in Jerusalem (Occupied Palestinian Territories working with Palestinian children. Kalau dapat 2 years commitment required.

2 comments:

salina said...

jerusalem? WAAA..semoga kuat semangat kalau dapat.

Nazrah said...

mak kau ..kagum dgn keberanian tuan untuk ke tebing barat.

pergi jangan tak pergi, saham akhirat yang besar!InsyaAllah