Strategic Developmental Scholarship: A Unique Approach to Community Sustainable Development
To improve the lives of as many people as possible in a relatively short time period, we are using development projects’ activities for teaching / learning, training, conducting research, and providing public services.
Our Current Community Sustainable Development Initiatives and their Status:
- Community Problem Solving Environment: Partnering with universities on computer-assisted action research and problem solving.
- Homelessness and Juvenile Delinquency: Partnering with universities through Higher-Education-Led Public-Private Partnership (HELP3) on search for ways to disassemble learned helplessness and hopelessness relating to poverty and homelessness.
- District Level Transitional Living: Developing district level strategy that provides homeless with living accommodations and skills development leading to self-sufficiency.
- Rehabilitation of the Ikere Gorge Dam: Links universities (BU, OAU and UI, UMES) to provide teams of engineers and researchers for community sustainable development initiatives whose activities are used for learning / teaching, training, conducting research and providing public services. Currently working on the agreement for collaboratively rehabilitating the Ikere Gorge multipurpose dam to provide electricity and water for drinking, irrigation and fishery.