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Moving from where we are now [on the left] to improved housing arrangements with schools and play grounds and culture
People living happily together with excitement and enthusiasm for a better future for our grandchildren.
These three group dreams resulted in a CSO vision within the Village: “People of Kangaruma living happy in unity conscious of their spirituality, with homes in a scheme like arrangements having proper roads with street lights, improved telecommunication, river and land transportation, better health care and accessible education to the secondary school level.”
CSO means Community Support Officers. CSOs were appointed from the village of Kangaruma, an indigenous community of 284 residents in the village. I recently visited the village for the purpose was to engage the village council and other residents in Community Social Responsibility as a pilot to demonstrate use of solar electricity as an entry point for stimulating a different way of thinking and Way of Working toward taking ownership and responsibility for community enhancement.
Village leaders, of the Village Council that intimated that there was need to stimulate the CSOs as to their responsibilities and doing supportive work with the Village Council, something that was intended since September 2013. In a sense the Village Council was determined for something so we allocated 4.30pm meaning that we had only one hour and a half before nite fall. We did it!!! The focus was SUPPORT in the context of the responsibilities of the Village Council and where the CSOs could provide their support. We did what it means for team working, hopes and concern, then focused of dream building, "If you were to have resolved all your concerns and achieve all your hopes what would would your village be like?" The CSOs vision is the output.