The sector Community Development truly encompasses every other sector we are dedicated to as each of them will enable us to improve the communities impacted. The goal of this sector is to improve communities through:
-Improving Infrastructure and Building Development
-Increasing the presence of Agriculture, Sustainability and Beautification of the Environment
-Facilitating Economic Development through job provision, training and education in investment
-Assisting with Construction of schools and provision of affordable educational support
-Building morale and pride within community members to reduce violence
-Ensuring the existence of clean water and basic resources for a good quality of life
Improving Infrastructure and Building Development
Many of the communities that we seek to help consist of decrepit housing that most of the time would not constitute suitable living conditions. We will rebuild and restore houses and buildings within the communities and create new buildings when necessary to facilitate the needs of the neighborhood.
Increasing the presence of Agriculture, Sustainability and Beautification of the Environment
Many of the communities we will work with have a huge amount of untapped potential to be sustainable especially in the area of agriculture. We firmly believe that by providing the training necessary on how to be sustainable and how to grow and reap crops we can not only increase the productivity of communities but decrease the dependence on external sources for food and therefore decrease hunger as well.
Facilitating Economic Development through job provision, training and education in investment
We will work with the government to provide creative solutions and opportunities to decrease the unemployment rate within local and international communities. We will also share our acquired skills and train community members in our areas of expertise. In addition to that we will teach communities about good financial practices including saving and investment.
Assisting with Construction of schools and provision of affordable educational support
In line with our education sector we will be building schools in communities and aiming to decrease illiteracy rates. In addition to that, we will provide mentorship opportunities and support already functioning schools with resources to ensure their success and academic development.
Youth Development is a process that prepares a young person to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood and achieve his or her full potential. Youth development is promoted through activities and experiences that help youth develop social, ethical, emotional, physical, and cognitive competencies. Gender equality will be a big focus in this effort, making sure the girls are also included in the narrative of development that they are so often left out of.
Youth Leadership is part of the youth development process and supports the young person in developing:
- the ability to analyze his or her own strengths and weaknesses,
- set personal and vocational goals, and have the self-esteem, confidence, motivation, and abilities to carry them out (including the ability to establish support networks in order to fully participate in community life and effect positive social change)
- the ability to guide or direct others on a course of action, influence the opinions and behaviors of others, and serve as a role model.
The youth are the future and if we wish to see improvements in our communities we must invest in the young minds and prepare them to be the future leaders of the world.
Building morale and pride within community members to reduce violence
Many of our communities have high crime rates and in addition to contributing skills and activities to directly decrease that, we will also install pride in members which will encourage them to maintain a higher level of quality within the community on a whole. One way they will know to do this is to decrease the crime rate.
Ensuring the existence of clean water and basic resources for a good quality of life
We want to ensure that all the communities we will serve from Flint Michigan to Abuja, Nigeria have access to clean water. We will accomplish that mainly through incorporating techniques from our infrastructure sector. We also intend to ensure proper health care education and excellent access to resources for women are abundant. We will also teach basic life skills to members so that they are not at a disadvantage.