ERIC Number: ED118337
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Training Component of the Servicio National de Desarrollo de la Comunidad.
Buschman, Mel; Thullen, Manfred
Since 1970, the Servicio National de Desarrollo de la Comunidad (SNDC) has been in existence as an autonomous decentralized government agency. Its main effort has been to integrate Bolivia's 3.4 million rural inhabitants, the "campesinos," into the mainstream of national socioeconomic programs through self-help development projects at the community level. Schools, clinics, roads, bridges, potable water systems, sheep dips, livestock shelters, silos, and irrigation projects have been the main areas of concern. Local level workers trained in home economics have helped form Mothers' Clubs, provided training in homemaking arts, artisan crafts, hygiene and sanitation, child care, and other activities. SNDC has provided veterinary and agricultural production promotion, and education services for small farmers. In 1975, an evaluation was conducted to help the SNDC build upon its considerable past success and expand its roles to meet new and changing demands for the development of rural campesino communities. This report presents: (1) a relatively objective description of conditions existing during May and June 1975 within the SNDC training component; (2) an assessment of what was observed in relation to SNDC's past efforts and future projected roles; and (3) recommendations for strengthening and changing the training component in light of the new roles, responsibilities, and demands. (Author/NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Community Development.
Identifiers - Location: Bolivia