Inspired by the community infrastructures that are provided to them, local communities feel empowered and more engaged
During Autumn 2017, the community of Sokhtagi got together to discuss the school that was under construction and what their own roles would be in the future. They organized a lunch and everyone – women and men – sat in the same room and ate together. It was amazing to see how women and men talked about a common project and the future of the village, and that everybody felt included
The engagement of the community in Nai Qala’s projects increases community pride and commitment. The new infrastructures become a symbol of shared commitment, encouraging a sense of shared goals with community participation and solidarity.
Members of the communities impacted by the construction of schools and clinics have an increased role in decision-making and they collectively take part in the design, implementation and management of those projects.