Grama Shakthi

It has been recognized that the dependency mentality crippling personal initiatives, the inadequate proportion of participation of women in the decision making process although they form half of the population, planning for community development lying in the hands of outsiders who are less sensitive of the realities encountered by the suffering people and lack of […]

Golden Rules

The wheel is shown in the following diagram. The Grama Shakthi Golden Rules are in the center of the wheel signifying its importance. The 10 steps make up the full wheel. While implementing Grama Shakthi Program we must always remember that, if we miss any of the steps the wheel gets stuck and we cannot […]

Lessons Learned from Gemi Diriya

A number of direct lessons have been learned through Phase 1 implementation and various assessments and evaluation carried out as part of preparation and incorporated in Phase 2 design are: Simple and clear principles (participation, inclusion, transparency, accountability and cost sharing) agreed up-front with communities ensures commitment of key stakeholders. An implementing agency with flexibility […]

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