Theory

Practice Principles

MRCI Community Work, Empowerment Graphics by Form.ie Community work is about the empowerment of individuals and communities, and addressing the unequal distribution of power. It is about working with people to enable them to become critical, creative, liberated, and active participants, allowing and enabling them to take more control of the direction of their lives, their communities and their environment. It aims to effect a sharing of power to create structures that provide genuine participation and involvement. It is a process based on mutual respect and equal and genuine partnership between all those involved to enable a sharing of talents, experiences and expertise. Sharing and building power with migrants to develop skills, analysis and confidence to take action to build real and critical participation in solutions for change is key to success.