Degree Name

MA in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management

First Advisor

Mokhtar Bouba

Abstract

This Independent Practitioner Inquiry Capstone (IPIC) aims to provide relevant information, from a Peace Corps (PC) Volunteer (PCV) standpoint, on a renovation project that was implemented in the village of Vorniceni, Republic of Moldova. At its core, this was a community development project that involved the active participation of the community of Vorniceni, providing local resources and knowledge towards the goal of building a healthier sanitation facility on the second floor of the local kindergarten.

The results of this effort indicate that the involvement of the client (people) is crucial to sucess in implementing projects, and it also shows that a basic problem-solving method would probably be well supported. İt also demonstrates that the priorities of a community may differ from another, but these priorities must be taken into consideration and respected. One last aspect of the project was that it presented the notion of staying within the rules when funds were involved. Because there was a certain amount of funds involved as a part of the grant, the controlling system and the implementing system were meticulously monitored. Those involved in the project gained confidence in the project as work began and the funds were gathered, and they started to believe that the deadlines and goals of the project would be met in a timely manner.

Disciplines

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Maternal and Child Health | Organizational Behavior and Theory | Other Languages, Societies, and Cultures | Public Health Education and Promotion | Training and Development