Equal opportunities at institutions

In our terminology, social sensitivity is not equal to commitment to the life and interests of the community, but it has a much narrower meaning: it is the feeling expressed to those who belong to a lower social status and live under worse conditions than we do. From the perspective of community development, the firstContinue reading

The different manual clubs and circles offer excellent opportunities for the people living in deep poverty and their better-off partners to act together and, in the meantime, get closer to each other. If the club leaders pay attention to assure that on these occasions the people present, in addition to handicraft activities, talk to eachContinue reading

There is no recipe on how to work with the communities, settlements and parts of the settlements. In each case, local conditions have to be considered as the basis and the adequate method or methods have to be developed with due consideration to these conditions. In order to enable the development expert, and then theContinue reading

The method of mural painting (community wall painting) is a form of community art common in Central and Southern America. It expresses the situation and problems of the community first verbally, then – more and more – by means of symbols that can be drawn and depicted in pictures, while – finally – the membersContinue reading

For a brief description of the entry see:  Development of Social Solidarity as a Premise Once community planning exists, the method of planning is not a question anymore. Community planning is the only method that gives birth to community-based and community-developed programmes, if the affected parties are involved in the programme and become active implementers ofContinue reading

One of the basic requirements of community development and community work is the existence of community space. There has to be a place where people can gather and sit down to talk to each other and make plans. This way the space contributes to the development and strengthening of the community. This place is theContinue reading

Sub-culture is the totality of behaviours and values typical of a well-defined group within the society. Poverty is based on specific sub-cultural norms which means that these norms are different from the culture, conditions and relations characteristic to the middle-class. The culture of the poor crosses the borders of the settlements and shows similarities inContinue reading

Deep poverty is a new terminology that appeared in the second half of the 20th century. This term refers to the phenomenon when somebody lives, for a long time under the poverty threshold and there seems to be no possibility for that person to break out of this situation alone, without external intervention and support. Continue reading

The majority of those who live in deep poverty are more open and it is easier to address them than the middle-class people living in villages, many of whom are reserved and surround themselves with high fences. Instead, the difficulty lies, in the first place in maintaining continuous commitment to the process. It is notContinue reading

In case of those affected by the issue of equal opportunities it is also necessary – in addition to individual support – to spread in wide circles community-centric approach. This is the only way to achieve that we move towards social integration, inclusion and solidarity by searching for and organising partnership relations in the settlementsContinue reading