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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 14 SEACOW and Chisa Kruskaisa

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 14 SEACOW and Chisa Kruskaisa Teeka R Bhattarai, Debendra Adhikari and Ishwari Nepal Introduction REFLECT and Chisa Kruskaisa SEACOW (School of Ecology and In 1995, based on their experience of adult Community Work) is an activist organisation literacy and their interest in learning more, working with rural communities in the mid- SEACOW members participated in a hills of Nepal, amongst indigenous tribal REFLECT orientation workshop. Analysing communities called the Chepang. SEACOW the limits of their existing programme, began working with the Chepang people, who particularly the lack of effective links between live in the Kandrang Valley in the Chitwan the ALCs and wider empowerment processes, district, in 1993. The main economy of the SEACOW decided to adapt the REFLECT area is subsistence agriculture. There is acute approach for their ALCs. Many SEACOW food shortage, inadequate drinkin g water and staff were already familiar with the ideas of generally high levels of poverty in the area. Paulo Freire and PRA. During the REFLECT training, the issue of the name "REFLECT" In response to the needs of the community, a was raised. The group could not find an formal vocational school was adapted into a appropriate ...

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