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ERIC Number: EJ1106132
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: EISSN-2311-1550
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The Jeffrey Town Model for Community Development
Gordon, Ivy Veronica
Journal of Learning for Development, v1 n2 2014
The Jeffrey Town model for community development has been effectively applied to the rural community of Jeffrey Town in Jamaica with Information and Computer Technology (ICT) as a key element. The farmer's association is the vehicle that has driven the change. Included is a brief outline of the community plus highlights of the tangible and intangible components of the model. Special attention is paid to the investment in the human capital to help build capacity of all locals without exploitation so that real empowerment could begin. Jeffrey Town is a success story validating the modern development assistance programmes whereby communities are empowered, allowed to select their own imperatives and, in this case, redressing some of those difficulties with superb results.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Jamaica
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