CREATING SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS

In every community, there is that problems, or those problems which we find very inappropriate, and as such, may want to work towards addressing it/them. But the situation here is, you cannot solve a problem without knowing what actually that problem is. Hence, to identify a problem, you need to investigate why that problem keeps existing. Without this, you will never be able to get a solution, or a sustainable solution. With that done, design possible solutions, and a plan of implementation. The criteria you ought to use in deriving a sustainable solution involves, interrogating the frequency of the problem, the duration of the problem, the number of people affected by this problem, and if the problem affects either a few persons, or an entire community (severity). You will also have to inquire if the problem deprives people of their legal and moral rights. Above all, you will have to find out if inhabitants of that community find your worry as a problem and need an urgent solution. To derive a solution therefore, you will have to empathize, define, ideate, prototype, test, and then replicate if it works well. Remember that everything you get involved in must be well documented.
Very often, we have these big dreams to change the world, we have great ideas, but making it work is the uphill task. You ought to build a network of partners. The advantage of this is that, where ever you find yourself lacking any resource be it material or immaterial, financial or human, the next partner could always fit in. working as a team gives you the impetus, the moral booster, recognition, clarity, guidance, and support. Despite how rosy team work may be, it has its very own odd such as team players getting pessimistic, untrue to the course, absenteeism, failure to meet up with deadlines, failure to follow instructions, and the list is long. Although we may encounter these odds, there is need to brave the challenges and get going. For “change is what we want”. As a change maker, you have to lead, be discipline, work extra hard, so as to make it work.
Getting a sustainable plan, you need to clarify your mission, define what you want to sustain, build a good collaboration with partners, choose a sustainability strategy, and make sure you communicate your successes to team mates. Remember that the major reason for which we plan, is because resources are limited. As such funding becomes a greater determinant for the implementation of our designed projects. We could therefore fund raise through institutional fundraising, public fundraising, crowdfunding, and grants. But watch out for the policies, areas of priority, procedures and psychology of funders.
Be real, be true and factual. It is not all about you, but the team. With a team, your outcomes, surely will amount
to something great.

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#YALI LEARNS BUEA, 2013
#UNIVERSITY OF BUEA
02/06/18

35 Replies to “CREATING SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS”

  1. One of the reasons why our development is slow is because more People complain but don’t focus on creating solutions. The workshorp was very good as it guided youths on how to create solutions to community problème. Thats why Nkwa4change Solutions is dedicated to raise solution oriented citizens. Thanks for the good content you generated .

  2. I have a lot to point out in this giant project Eventhough it’s not easy to really carry out Change hundred percent. As for me from a legal pespective, “change is very important for a community as fresh blood is to the human body ” therefore this change is not an easy task to carry on but with the emblem points that have been numetated above you are really ready from the literature review to have a positive hypothesis. I therefore encouge you and promise to help you improve on other important issues to change a community. Thank you I rest my case.

  3. wow nice write up n so explicit.u are a good team leader.togeda we stand.a part we fall.pls don’t relent ur efforts we are behind u all the way.

  4. My dear more grace to your elbow as we continue to seek solutions to these problems day inn day out.But from your workshops I will advised that we identity the solutions and implement them as a matter of urgency so we could easily forge ahead to look for more solutions. I know it not an easy task but let our God lord guide us.kudos

  5. It is a beautiful thing to see how the impact of a few hours brought this assimilation. I’m am proud that our team could deliver this and you like all the other participants could grab this much from it. Now it is up to the next phase; getting all of this information to birth something beautiful and innovative. And we look forward to working with you and everyone other one to see this happen.

  6. This is insightful dear Marita. Thank you.

    When we work as individuals, we are incomplete; but when we work as a team, we complement each other — hence the team becomes complete.

    To our strive for and drive towards sustainable development should be added justice and peace. Without peace, there can never be any sustainable development.

    Keep up Nangkeng.

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