Assessment of people’s participation in community extension projects :

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Kampala International University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
This study was on the assessment of people’s participation in community extension projects, with a case of Kayunga Sub County, Kayunga district. The study was carried out for a period of one month. The need for the study arose due to numbers of problems that social service providers are facing while establishing community projects. The researcher carried out the study consisting of in-depth interviews, key formats, observations and documentary review. The study was guided by the following objectives such as to assess people’s participation in community extension projects, to identify the extension projects being implemented in the sub county, to find out the reasons for their participation in the extension projects, to identify challenges to active participation in community extension projects and how best to initiate community projects, the possible inter community participation. The study findings showed that the male respondents of the study with 40% Followed by the female with 20%. Majority were between the age of 20-30 and few of them were between the ages of 60 -79. Many of the respondents were primary dropouts and few of them had studied up to University level with 9%. Lack of involvement in decision making was noted to be the leading factor, followed by sex, age, level of education and awareness about the project, some projects did not consider people with disabilities while Youth Livelihood Project Programs considered youth with disabilities to take part in the project programs. The researcher went on to provide recommendation which include people in the identification of community programs, sensitization of people about the nature of the projects, as well as specifying the duration of the projects among others were some of the possible recommendations. The information obtained from this study may help actors in the field of community development to devise better ways of ensuring massive participation so as to hilly deliver the services and achieving their set goals.
A research report submitted to the school of engineering and applied sciences for the partial fulfillment of award of Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management of Kampala International University
community extension, people’s participation, Kayunga District