It places initial emphasis on social and economic development however, the foundation initiates further development in sustaining community empowerment for the youth, in the form of gender balanced community groups, to ensure that the community understands, manages, and leads its own development. Business skills training and access to Islamic micro finance concept would provide community with the opportunity to start or expand income-generating activities; loan repayments then moving to the next level towards increasing the available pool of Islamic micro-finance and funding development activities.
Once a suitable community groups or individuals are identified, CDP committee guides the community through the realization of the process with seven steps in Phase 1:
Phase I: Institutional Development and Planning
- Building a common understanding
- Forming the Community Development Project
- Training the CDP participants
- Community Assessment and Preliminary Planning
- Eye-Opener Trip
- Finalizing Development Plan
- Submitting Development Plan
The output from these steps is clearly articulated idea of the future community with proper mindset the villages would like to have, in prioritizing goals and activities, and an implementation plan which breaks down the steps and resources necessary to achieving the desired community development project. Implementation begins in Phase II.