Community Mentoring

Teachers, parents and other adults also have the responsibility to ensure that children and teenagers are not left with a sense of helplessness and hopelessness in the face of global, national or local problems.

Ideas for action, a ‘hands-on’ approach and the development of communication and computation skills are crucial components of any effective environmental, social or technological program. Support is already available from within the community, although some groups and individuals are largely unrecognized.

Community self-help schemes throughout the world testify to the effectiveness of a ‘bottoms up’ approach in finding appropriate and sustainable solutions. Voluntary associations  derive their binding force from a deep personal commitment to a few basic assumptions  shared by all members. Through such networks information, resources, insight and encouragement, flow.

Teachers, parents and other adults also have the responsibility to ensure that children and teenagers are not left with a sense of helplessness and hopelessness in the face of global, national or local problems.

Ideas for action, a ‘hands-on’ approach and the development of communication and computation skills are crucial components of any effective environmental, social or technological program. Support is already available from within the community, although some groups and individuals are largely unrecognized.

Community self-help schemes throughout the world testify to the effectiveness of a ‘bottoms up’ approach in finding appropriate and sustainable solutions. Voluntary associations  derive their binding force from a deep personal commitment to a few basic assumptions  shared by all members. Through such networks information, resources, insight and encouragement, flow.

Unlike traditional political structures these groups overlap, form coalitions and support each other without generating a conventional power structure. There are environmental groups, women’s groups, human rights groups, groups campaigning to end world hunger , and a myriad of other groups all organized in this way. Their potential for change lies in the combination of local action with the global cohesion afforded by the network.