Mobilizing Local Human Resources and Local Solutions

Lastly in this model, mobilizing local human resources entails looking for local solutions and resources in order to become sustainable. African leaders perceived their communities moving toward self-reliance when they leveraged local resources and solutions.

We began to come up with some other projects that had issues with them needing some money. So I asked the leaders, “What do you think ? Do you think it would be acceptable if we introduce the same process we do as leaders to the other members?” So one Sunday...I appointed one of the leaders to just come forward... and ask how many members would be willing to contribute towards the money issues.So people were eager and they would actually contribute an amount according to their own capabilities. So that is how our [community] started in the resources mobilization. So though it sounds very simple, the results were very quite encouraging.77

The movement toward jitegemea, self-efficacy, extends from mobilizing local people and solutions with the intention of multiplication. Leaders may be able to more effectively cultivate initiative as construed from goal directedness, action orientation, overcoming obstacles, active approaches to problem solving, and self-startedness by building the community’s confidence to succeed.78 Cultivating learner autonomy at the community level may increase the probability of individual success as well. Accordingly, initiative propels resources forward as leaders and followers build confidence, learn new beliefs, and expand their capacities.

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