ABDO's Transformational Approach To Development
Africa Book Development Organisation (ABDO) is a registered Non-Profit Making Organization which operated as a trust since 1996. It was then re-registered under the PVO Act in 2005, Reg No 39/05. ABDO operates in five provinces in Zimbabwe to promote community education and empowerment in an effort to improve the livelihoods of marginalized rural people. ABDO believes in a bottom-up participatory approach where local people are viewed as subjects (and not objects) of their development and are therefore, fully involved in the process of designing, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects.
ABDO'S Transformational Approach To Development Bears Fruits It started with 4 study circle groups of ten each. Comprised mainly of women, these study circles were transformed into action groups using training for transformation methodology which encourages dialogue, action and reflection (praxis). The groups were engaged in income generating project.