Impact of Participatory Approach in Mobilization process
After their capacity building training this year our staff have been able to integrate the participatory approaches they learned in the activities of sensitizing and mobilizing the Self Help Groups participating in the food Security Program this year. This integration has facilitated us to gain more confidence and acceptance by the community leaders and influential individuals and groups in the wards where we are implementing this Food Security Program. In the process we were able to work with the community of Kokwositot and Chepserum Wards to facilitate 58 members from 3 Self Help Groups and 30 students from 2 schools to form 2 Community Peace-building Committees (CPC) each having 3 members and 2 Community Development Committee (CDC) each having 3 members. In addition we also worked with the community of Kapenguria, Morpus and Lomut wards to facilitate 181 members from 13 SHGs and 124 students from 5 schools to form 3 Community Development Committee. These committees are the ones we work with directly to spearhead the participatory peace building and community development process in these 5 wards where poverty, drought and conflict continue to limit the basic living conditions of the people we serve.