Restricted opportunity for community activity

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Other Names:
Restrictions on communal involvement
Limits on participation in community development
Regardless of their degree of concern, members of communities often find their ability to participate severely restricted by material and cultural restraints.
There are still numerous problems with engaging community involvement in developing countries. To create a community organization, it is usually only people who want to be involved in a group activity that will join, and often the leader of the community will determine who can participate. In most rural areas in developing countries, this automatically precludes the involvement of the poorest and the female populations. As a result, community activities that reach out to engage these interest parties, are simultaneously disrupting and disturbing traditional social and power structures. It is precisely these people that have the greatest dependency needs, and if their interests are not fundamentally integrated into a community activity, the long term success rate of the planning efforts is limited.
Traditionally, the primary centre of corporate life is the clan or extended family, so that large gatherings of villagers occur only at feasts and holidays celebrated by the wider group. Working together in the fields, meeting along the roads or in the home are the only other, informal gatherings within a village. Most families and individuals are burdened by the weight and expenditure of time related to subsistence living, and crowded homes and family size exceeding income capacity increase the obstacles to community engagement. For example, schools are conducted with little adult involvement (partially due also to adult illiteracy), yet the relevance and responsiveness of such an institution depends on the involvement of the parents and other adults of the village.
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
27.04.2000 – 00:00 CEST