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Title: Community participation and sustainability of education projects in Hargiesa districts, Somaliland
Authors: Mohamed Yusuf, Abdi
Keywords: Community participation
Sustainability of education projects
Hargiesa districts
Somaliland
Issue Date: Nov-2013
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between community participation and sustainability of projects among education projects in Hargeisa districts, Somaliland. The specific objectives of this study was set to achieve were:, 1- To find out the level of community participation among education projects in Hargeisa districts, 2- To discover the level of Sustainability among education projects in Hargeisa districts, 3- To ascertain if there is a significant difference between the level of community participation among education projects in Hargeisa districts according to gender, and 4- To establish if there is a significant relationship between the level of community participation and the level of sustainability among education projects in Hargeisa districts. The target population of the study were 250 and thus involved 154 of sample size which were purposively selected respondents around the five districts in Hargeisa. Collected data was analysed using SPSS, tools included (Frequency, Percentage, means, Student's independent t-tests, Pearson's Linear Correlation Coefficient (PLCC) and Regression analysis). Result revealed that (60%) are men while women were (40%) Majority (57%) of the population in Hargeisa districts are graduates, while 11 % have certificates, other 22% have Masters Degree. The level of community participation particularly Passive Participation (Consultations and Information Sharing) were ranked high (Average mean = 3.02) while the result indicated that Active Participation in terms of (Involvement, Empowerment and Partnership) were rated high (Overall mean = 2. 73). The level of sustainability among education projects in Hargeisa districts in terms of (Outcome sustainability, Process sustainability and Resource sustainability) were satisfactory (Overall mean = 2.85).The level of community participation is positively and significantly correlated with sustainability of education projects in Hargeisa districts (r-value = 0.663; sig = 0.000). Outcome sustainability (r-value = 0.579; sig = 0.000); Process Sustainability (r-value = 0.652; sig = 0.000); Resource sustainability (r-value = 0.714; sig = 0.000). Raise in community participation will positively improve sustainability of education projects in Hargeisa districts, Somaliland. Regression analysis result indicated that community participation significantly influences the sustainability of education projects in Hargeisa districts (f = 126.014; sig = 0.000); i.e. community participation affects sustainability of education projects in Hargeisa districts 69% (Adjusted r2 =0.685).The study concluded that community participation among education projects in Hargeisa districts, Somaliland positively promotes the sustainability of these projects. Finally, it recommended that Community participation requires that the values and interests of the community should be the guidelines for development processes. Communities should be given an opportunity to identify and define their needs since they are better informed about their local situations. Their participation would allow development that is appreciated by themselves as beneficiaries and in turn would encourage sustainability.
Description: A Thesis Presented to the College of Higher Degrees and Research Kampala International University, Kampala Uganda in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for award for the Degree Masters of Arts in Project Planning & Management
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/11331
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