ERIC Number: ED365446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Empowering Adults in the Educare Community through Organisation and Financial Training.
It is the right and responsibility of every community to take charge of the provision of preschool educare for its children. Many dispossessed communities in South Africa have lacked the skills necessary to organize and manage educare projects and schools. Many current educare projects are often completely or partially controlled by organizations or people outside of the community. A prime task of organizations in the educare field must be the transfer of information and knowledge to communities so that they can take charge of preschool educare provision. To address the twin problems of lack of skills and outside control, the Grassroots Educare Trust has developed community organization and financial training curricula that aim to empower community groups with the skills necessary to effectively and efficiently control preschool educare. The community organization training curricula consists of 12 workshop sessions on the following topics: (1) the educare community; (2) the educare center; (3) premises; (4) meeting procedure; (5) the process of deciding; (6) problem solving; (7) the constitution; (8) ways of looking after money; (9) budgeting; (10) techniques for fundraising and applying to funders; (11) interpersonal relationships; and (12) relationships with other organizations. (MDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Grassroots Educare Trust, Gatesville (South Africa).
Identifiers: Community Empowerment; Educare; South Africa
Note: For related documents, see PS 021 935-942.