Do for Children strives for empowerment
What empowerment means to us
We believe that everyone has potential for self-determination; our approaches are designed to enable communities to step up and present their interests in a responsible and self-determined way, acting on their own authority.
How it affects our work
Our empowerment framework provides a means for communities to broaden their networks and meet new and influential actors. This enables them to influence dynamics around social and economic issues affecting them. Working as groups for a collective action, community individuals acquire a sense of self-reliance and worthiness.
Empowerment in our community
Our community empowerment strategy has enabled communities to play an active role in decisions that affect their lives. This kind of transition has enhanced opportunities for people to control their own lives because thy understand their needs far better than anyone else. Communities are able to take duty bearers to account, and this has enhanced development ownership and sustainability of projects.