The Community Empowerment Program looks at building capacities and resources for health with community-based health and development. We empower our community with knowledge about their health rights and responsibilities, and also impart skills to help them know their health rights and exercise their health responsibilities. This enables communities to increase control over their lives
According to WHO Empowerment’ refers to the process by which people gain control over the factors and decisions that shape their lives. It is the process by which they increase their assets and attributes and build capacities to gain access, partners, networks and/or a voice, in order to gain control. “Enabling” implies that people cannot “be empowered” by others; they can only empower themselves by acquiring more of power’s different forms (Laverack, 2008). It assumes that people are their own assets, and the role of the external agent is to catalyse, facilitate or “accompany” the community in acquiring power.
FLOCNHI is here to address the social, cultural, political and economic determinants that underpin health, and seeks to build partnerships with other sectors in finding solutions.