The Local Leadership Program is without a doubt the most unique part of Clara Vista. It is the most important piece of our framework for empowerment and is what makes our programs sustain forever. This program engages local community leaders to participate and eventually take control of their own development. We are basically creating a development agency from within Venado.
So how do you start? With leadership and management training in the context of development. Components of this training are personal development and effective teamwork; quality of life and vision for the future; baseline data collection and prioritization of needs; and identifying and engaging local stakeholders.
The feeling of participation and contributing to a better society brings people a feeling of purpose and inner-peace. We feel as more people engage in their community, it will inspire peace and happiness.