Benefits of Community Involvement
There are many effects that arise to a community once community involvement takes place. Giving back to the community what you have is what community involvement is. Community revolves around much to do with what we do on daily basis. Whether you are living in a local area or an urban area, community involvement should be there. In the community, there is both the literate and the illiterate.
The literate helps the community to grow through sharing ideas and correcting anything that they think it’s in the wrong direction. It is through community involvement that we can unite in our areas. The illiterate sometimes are ready to learn but other times they become reluctant. The ignorance is what makes the community to lag behind. You may be wondering, what is the importance of community involvement? Here are some of the significances of community development.
The first importance of community involvement is that you can share opinions. Issues will always come and you will be required to handle them as a community. Such issues can be security, water catchment or any other thing that affects the community. Many people got some issues that distract their lives and this becomes a bother to the community at large. Once ideas are shared, you find out that there is that one person who has given an idea that is the most preferred. If you all agree to go as per the opinion, then after some time you will be far together as a community. If a community is not ready for involvement, every person handles issues individually. In this case, those persons with low understanding will end up disadvantaged. Therefore, you will end up developing your community from one level to another.
The community get to learn new information from the community involvement. Projects will always be carried out in your community and they will enact knowledge to the people. Different people will give suggestions on how the project ought to be implemented. A project will need a lot to be done in the area. If you are among those implementing the project then you will pass the knowledge to the community. The information will be shared with different people and they will be in a position to come up with a solid decision.
Ownership is the importance of community involvement. If a project you initially started as a community come out successful the community will be happy about it. They will be in a position to make their decisions and be accountable for anything that happens. As an individual when you are sure you got involved in implementing the project you will applause yourself.