Peer learning sessions
We engage community members of different target groups to mutually benefit and involve the sharing of knowledge, ideas and experience between participants of either the same age set, work location, particular subject etc. It can be described as a way of moving beyond independent to interdependent or mutual learning.
We emphasize on the learning process, including the emotional support that learners offer each other, as much as the learning tasks itself.
We conduct activities of providing services to any populations who might not otherwise have access to those services based on our thematic areas. A key component of our outreach programs is that we are not stationary, but mobile; in other words we are meeting those in need of outreach services at the locations where those in needs are. In addition to delivering services, outreach has an educational role, raising the awareness of existing services.
Outreach is often meant to fill in the gap in the services provided by mainstream (often, governmental) services
Focus group discussion
Through this approach we engage a small, but demographically diverse group of people and whose reactions are studied especially in need assessment research or project analysis in guided or open discussions about a new project or something else to determine the reactions that can be expected from a larger population.
It is a form of qualitative research consisting of interviews in which a group of participants are asked about their perceptions, opinions, beliefs, and attitudes towards a project, service, concept, methodologies, idea, or packaging. Questions are asked in an interactive group setting where participants are free to talk with other group members.
During this process, the moderator either takes notes or records the vital points he or she is getting from the group. Selection of members of the focus group is done carefully for effective and authoritative responses.
Through this approach, we
- Identify issue(s) for discussion;
- Establish a vision of success;
- Define our community
- Decide how and where to hold the meeting(s); and
- Create discussion questions.
The forums are therefore held in form of public gathering involving the general public