Purpose of Community Connect
Community Connect encourages youth to initiate social (civic) change by taking them through a step by step journey. This involves building awareness, increasing knowledge and empowering them with skills and leadership tools to take action.
These empowered youth play the role of bridging the gap between the community and urban local bodies to build collaborative governance systems. Thereby inspiring the youth onto a long term social change journey.
Why is Civic Action Important?
Increased dependence on local governments to resolve civic issues has burdened the governance systems and also fortified a lack of civic engagement on citizens’ part.
Involvement in civic action helps youth learn to interact with their community and develop the skills, values, and sense of empowerment necessary to become active citizens.
When citizens are engaged, they can exchange ideas, invest in finding solutions and employ efforts to address the day-to-day issues facing their communities.
The Community Connect Fellowship (CCF) – is a leadership program building active citizenship in youth by solving local civic issues and skill based sessions.
Community Connect Challenge (CCC) is a short-duration action-oriented program to build civic understanding and encourage leadership in youth.
Community Connect Act-a-thon is a marathon activity to help citizens learn about different civic aspects, such as knowing your neighbourhood, governance system, complaint filing, in a few hours.
Journey of Community Connect