Problem

Restricted opportunity for community activity


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Restrictions on communal involvement
Limits on participation in community development
Nature:
Regardless of their degree of concern, members of communities often find their ability to participate severely restricted by material and cultural restraints.
Incidence:
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.
Claim:
While people in some communities are requiring less time to earn their livelihood, allowing commensurately more time for community, family, and corporate activities, in rural areas the demanding daily requirements of providing for the family's immediate needs inhibits significant participation in community life and prevent practical care for neighbours. The cycle of subsistence living has a deep impact on the village life-style. The time for the concerted effort required for authentic and effective care for the whole community is thus severely limited, and the community as a unit suffers.
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
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
Date of last update
27.04.2000 – 00:00 CEST