Fostering cross-cultural community links benefits all involved
In a increasingly interconnected world, it is important that there is greater understanding across communities, especially where there are major cultural differences.
Sustainability of the work through long-term contact with communities
The best way to ensure the maximum benefit from community development it is key that the effort must been sustainable and work over the long-term.
The community is the main actor in development. The state may have the majority of resources for development, however the resources are used most effectively when the community has the greatest say on how they are used.
The United Nations, Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 31 recognises “the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.”