- Created: Friday, 29 September 2017 12:13
CCMP is a community based participatory development approach aims at building relations between the church and the community so that they can begin to initiate and sustain appropriate development initiatives in their area. The process strongly advocates for the use of indigenous or locally available resources for the development initiatives thus encourage maximization of community’s potential and fight against dependence syndrome. The process initially starts with the empowerment of the church to understand her spiritual and physical mandate for her immediate community. It will be incumbent upon the local church to engage her community so that they can discuss, plan and implement appropriate development which will empower the local community people. Through a series of bible studies and meetings people come to discuss, analyse, gather information and dream dreams for transformation that help them take charge of their situation by undertaking initiatives which would lead them to improve their living standards holistically instead of waiting for external assistance
There are current 8 CCMP trainers under the organisation and 34 first generation facilitators who are facilitating in 34 communities throughout the nation. Over the years the process has begun to incorporate other thematic areas such as disaster risk reduction, Self help approach as well as social accountability. To date the process has been able to reach to over 10000 community members
Through the process the community has managed to gain skills that are fundamental in creating and sustaining their livelihoods. It has to be noted that community members have demonstrated a commitment to building and sustaining loving, equitable and affirming relationships that enable the common good and manage disagreements and conflict constructively. CCMP has also helped individuals to grow spirituality in ways that impact community and society positively. Integration of Self Help groups and PADR has further improved community members hope and attitude about the future. More so, they have been capacitated to be able to handle future shocks, stresses and uncertainties well. Generally people now feel empowered to contribute, together with others, to creating and developing positive community and societal change. CCMP has been able to create a platform for everyone to participate in empowering processes and systems that influence decision-making about the future.