Assessment for a Sustainable Livelihood Driver: The Economic, Social and Environmental Viewpoint of a Community Extension Program
Keywords:Community Growth and Development, Sustainable Livelihood Program, Descriptive-Correlational, Mandaue City, Philippines
The academe is regarded as the primary actor capable of empowering people, with the potential to contribute to a better community. School institutions have a mission to connect with the community by providing skill training and information to individuals who are less fortunate in order to help them reach their full potential.The investigation expects to survey the community's status in economic maintainability, social practicality, and ecological quality with an end perspective on building up a sustainable livelihood program centered to advance development and improvement in the community. The 359 residents - respondents of a village in an urban poor area participated in the study using Slovin’s formula to decide the study's sample size on a cluster sampling method in data gathering. Frequency and simple percentage, weighted mean, and Chi-Square Test of Independence were used to treat and interpret the data.The data found that individuals in the area rated social viability highly, while economic sustainability and environmental soundness were rated moderately. The respondents' favored program is the Community Livelihood Program Training Center, whereas the development of People's Cooperative for Businesses, the launch of Community Microfinancing, and Community SME's were rated fairly. The study also discovered a link between the respondents' gender, civil status, educational attainment, monthly income, source of income, and the community's economic, social, and environmental sustainability. Furthermore, the community's economic sustainability, social viability, environmental quality, and selected sustainable livelihood program all have a major relationship. The study concluded that the residents of the village place a high value on the social, economic, and environmental aspects of community growth and development. It also concludes that the community requires a Sustainable Livelihood Training Center, which the people believe is extremely suitable and acceptable for leveraging the community's current situation. People's perceptions of the community's status are influenced by their personal status as a local resident. And, if people's personal status and manner of life improve, a bigger percentage of growth and development in the community will be realized as well.
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