An external review by the Canadian Foodgrains Bank found that communities with a sand dam had “increased and steady school attendance for both boys and girls” (2010, p. 19). This was not only because they had more time, but also because their income had increased enough to afford the school fees.
Some community self help groups choose to build water structures for the schools in their community, channeling rain water runoff into storage tanks.
For Community Self Help Groups
One activity that consumes much of UDO’s time is the training of communities. These adult education trainings focus on the following for each self-help group:
- identity and vision
- governance and leadership
- strategic planning
- performance and results
- relationships and communication
- resource development.