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Children and Local Religion as Assets in the Nepal Project


Continue explaining the Nepal project, Dr. Jimba will introduce more local settings.

Men, women, child and even the local religion proved to be valuable assets that aided the completion of Dr. Jimba’s project. Dr. Jimba first explains how local religion helped convince locals to use their newly built water spots. He then moves on to illustrate how the children club acted as agents of change, conducting health education on the public. This is hence a prime example of how local assets can be used to overcome diversity and inclusiveness challenges, creating a healthy environment. Dr. Jimba also highlights how children, by participating in the development of their own community, realized that they were no longer vulnerable.

In this step, we witness the importance of on-site research and active participation. Population approaches would not be able to utilize these local assets, and neither can they empower the local folks to the extend Dr. Jimba and his team did.

Can you think of the reasons, the characteristic of these Nepal villages, that rendered population approaches ineffective? Please give your assumptions in the comment section below and the reason why you think it causes the approaches ineffective.

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