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Community Organizing Participatory Action Research

Community Organizing Participatory Action Research



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Published by Richard Ines Valino
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Published by: Richard Ines Valino on Mar 28, 2009
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Community Organizing Participatory Action Research (COPAR) - is a continuous anda sustained process of:Educating the people - to understand and develop their critical consiousnessWorking with people - to work collectively and effectively on their immediate andlong term problemsMobilizing with people - develop their capability and readiness to respond, takeaction on their immediate needs towards solving the long term problems The process and structure through which members of a community are/or becomeorganized for participation in health care and community development activitiesProcess:- the sequence of steps whereby members of a community come together tocritically assess to evaluate community conditions and work together to improvethose conditions.Structure:- refers to a particular group of community members that work together for acommon health and health related goals.Emphasis of COPAR:Community working to solve its own problemDirection is established internally and externallyDevelopment and implementation of a specific project less important than thedevelopment of the capacity of the community to establish the projectConsciousness raising involves perceiving health and medical care within the totalstructure of societyImportance of COPAR:COPAR maximizes community participation and involvementCOPAR could be an alternative in situations wherein health interventions in PublicHealth Care do not require direct involvement of modern medical practitioners
COPAR gets people actively involved in selection and support of community healthworkers Through COPAR, community resources are mobilized for selected health servicesCOPAR improves both projects effectiveness during implementationPhases of COPAR Process:1. Pre-Entry Phase - is the intial phase of the organizing process where thecommunity organizer looks for communities to serve and help. Acitivities include:Preparation of the Institution Train faculty and students in COPAR.Formulate plans for institutionalizing COPAR.Revise/enrich curriculum and immersion program.Coordinate participants of other departments.Site SelectionInitial networking with local government.Conduct preliminary special investigation.Make long/short list of potential communities.Do ocular survey of listed communities.Criteria for Initial Site SelectionMust have a population of 100-200 families.Economically depressed.No strong resistance from the community.No serious peace and order problem.No similar group or organization holding the same program.Identifying Potential MunicipalitiesMake long/short list.Identifying Potential Barangay
Do the same process as in selecting municipality.Consult key informants and residents.Coordinate with local government and NGOs for future activities.Choosing Final BarangayConduct informal interviews with community residents and key informants.Determine the need of the program in the community. Take note of political development.Develop community profiles for secondary data.Develop survey tools.Pay courtesy call to community leaders.Choose foster families based on guidelines.Identifying Host FamilyHouse is strategically located in the community.Should not belong to the rich segment.Respected by both formal and informal leaders.Neighbors are not hesitant to enter the house.No member of the host family should be moving out in the community.2. Entry Phase - sometimes called the social preparation phase. Is crucial indetermining which strategies for organizing would suit the chosen community.Success of the activities depend on how much the community organizers hasintegrated with the commuity.Guidelines for EntryRecognize the role of local authorities by paying them visits to inform their presenceand activities.Her appearance, speech, behavior and lifestyle should be in keeping with those of the community residents without disregard of their being role model.Avoid raising the consciousness of the community residents; adopt a low-key profile.Activities in the Entry Phase

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