BECOME AN ACTIVE CITIZEN OF GOONAWARRA- SUNBURY
Do you have a dream or a desire to become more connected with your local community?
Goonawarra Neighbourhood House is looking for Goonawarra locals to become more connected to their Community. We are looking for people who are willing to engage other citizens in Goonawarra. Tap into your passions and theirs and to work together to turn these passions into reality.
Please contact us if you want to be part of this exciting community movement! Call or message us on 9740 6627
What would you most like for Goonawarra?
How can you contribute to that change?
We use an asset-based community-driven development approach (ABCD)
Asset-based community-driven development (ABCD), or just asset-based community development, is a bottom-up way of working with communities that focuses on community strengths and assets.
ABCD focuses on the half full glass. The half empty glass represents the notion that communities are deficient and have needs. The half full glass represents the notion that communities (and the people who live there) have many strengths, capacities and assets. It is the half full glass that gives us something to work with.
A neighbourhood that is portrayed as resourceful and gifted will be more likely to draw upon the skills of local people to address issues and solve problems. Outside assistance and resources may still be required but the agenda will be set by the local community. People in these neighbourhoods are positioned as engaged citizens, capable of shaping their futures.