Zoekopdracht: subjects: "Culture, Society and Religion"
|Titel||Zimbabwe : the new community publishing|
|Tijdschrift||Early Childhood Matters|
|Organisatie||Bernard van Leer Foundation|
|Onderwerp||Culture, Society and Religion|
|Trefwoorden||culture, aid programmes, indigenous peoples, participation, education|
|Samenvatting||Kathy Bond-Stewart is a writer and co-ordinator with the Africa Community Publishing and Development Trust (ACPDT), a non-profit trust with a national network in all 58 districts in Zimbabwe. It has expertise in participatory development training, in research and in the production of training materials; and specialises in a range of development activities modestly grouped under the title of ‘community publishing’. Put very simply, this is a combination of two concepts ‘community development’ and ‘publishing’ that builds the skills, confidence and creativity of community activists, by involving them in the collective production and distribution of publications and materials. However, it is much more complex and profound than that. In this article, Kathy Bond-Stewart discusses the Chiyubunuzyo Programme with the Tonga people of Zimbabwe who were displaced from their traditional lands by a dam building scheme. They were moved to the centre of a game reserve, thus exposing them to dangerous wild animals ... and to tourists. The government of Zimbabwe has worked out an integrated development programme for them, in collaboration with a number of development agencies. ACPDT has been helping the Tongas to build up to a level of organisation that will allow them to negotiate for full participation in all aspects of this development plan. Similar processes also enabled Tonga people to negotiate the nature of their pre-school provision. For this they worked in partnership with the Federation of Kushanda Pre-schools.|
|Rechten||© 1998 Bernard van Leer Foundation|