Starting Asset Based Community Development and Permaculture at WB Tshume and Emzomncane Primary schools is written by Carla Collins from Calabash Trust in the Eastern Cape. She attended the Changing Practice and water knowledge mediators course which was the first Changing Practice course. During this course participants developed knowledge resources based on their own matters of concern that they could use in their own work. Carla Collins used the opportunity of being on the course to deepen her evaluation of the work they were doing in two schools in the Eastern Cape. Her book is written in the context of working for an Eastern Cape NGO grappling with what it means to engage meaningfully with school communities. She also tells a more detailed and honest story of the ups and downs of engaging with a community that is not your own and how she navigated this. She particularly reflects on her own engagement and how, what she learnt, has lessons for Calabash Trust.
Please reference this book as: Collins, C. 2014. Starting Asset Based Community Development and Permaculture at WB Tshume and Emzomncane Primary schools. Changing Practice Network. ELRC, Rhodes University: Grahamstown.
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