Community Development Program
The ANCOP CDP Program kicks-off with the preparation, submission and approval of a Community Development Plan, which details the geographic site and the plot of land donated, government involvement and commitments, site building and construction plan, partner community identification and beneficiary profiles, proposed budget and timelines.
The partner community ANCOP CDP coordinator ensures land titles are clean and unencumbered, that local government authorities have formal commitments for any public works development such as feeder roads, drainage, supply of water and electricity, that environment regulatory requirements are satisfied, and the necessary permits are secured.
Profiling of potential beneficiaries is undertaken, based on poverty income levels, family willingness to relocate, families in danger of being thrown out of their homes due to urban development, with priority given to families living by riverbanks, next to highways, or those in the pathway of flash floods and landslides
ANCOP Canada then firms up Canadian donor partners who will commit to sponsor the ANCOP Village in question. A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) is signed between the donor partner and the ANCOP Canada President.
Proper governance is followed, with diligent submission of liquidation reports. Canadian donors get regular feedback and reports on the development of the ANCOP village communities under construction, and if they so choose, can arrange to visit their sponsored ANCOP villages.
ANCOP CDP Beneficiaries undergo a spiritual/values formation program, and are required to form an ANCOP Neighbourhood Association with a governing framework and a set of community rules and regulations to be adhered to.
Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life.
- Nelson Mandela