In Study Session 3, you have learned that:
- Community mobilisation is a process through which you will be able to work with the community to identify and plan health activities, particularly in relation to children's rights.
- Always think of undertaking community mobilisation when the problem affects the whole community and when local resources, as well as larger scale changes, are required to address the problem.
- The greatest benefits of community mobilisation are to help the community identify and address its own needs.
- In community mobilisation, the first step is to investigate the community problems, then develop an action plan based on the dialogue.
- Community participation as part of community mobilisation is critical for success.
- Participation enables local people to develop commitment, skills and knowledge, and it enhances the partnership with health workers.
- You will need to understand the community well before you start work on mobilisation in the community.
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