Lengau Agri Centre for Unemployed Women

The VBW414 module includes community development with regard to individuals, families and groups. Students are involved with the planning of programmes and projects, as well as the implementation of the project in the community.

Service learning component: In the module, students help members of the community to establish a small clothing plant. The women are motivated to create their own job opportunities.

Description: Community Engagement Keywords: Consumer Science, Lengau Agri Centre, unemployed women, community development, service learning, needlework, skills

Outcomes for students

Students develop knowledge of the factors to be taken into account in community development and programme planning. They learn how to work independently, how to implement a project and how to evaluate the success thereof. Furthermore, they apply different presentation methods, compile and apply teaching aids and evaluate and distinguish between different articles and products.

Impact on community

Women participating in this project are able to earn their own money on a weekly basis for products produced and sold. The women are eager to learn and develop skills that will bring some relief to their families. Most of the women are able to generate an income from the needlework they do.

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