Community Empowerment/Overview

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Welcome to the Community Empowerment Web Site

This is a "cafeteria-style" collection of training material intended to assist you in helping low-income communities (and their people) to overcome poverty. It emphasizes methods and principles, not academic theory or scholarly debate.

The site provides short training documents and resources that are designed for you to print and use as handouts at training sessions for community field workers.

Many black and white drawings are provided which can also be used to illustrate the written training material. You may also translate the text into local languages, and attach the drawings to your own training material.

Eventually every human settlement (from rural village to urban neighbourhood) will have access to the InterNet. That realization lies behind the motivation of producing this series of training modules on this InterNet site ( The elimination of poverty can be a realistic global goal, with the combination of (1) these methods and (2) the world wide web.