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Research on the HC model of Dr. S*

by S A J Shirazi

The term HC model of Dr. S. * appears occasionally on the internet as the beginning of a scientific review.

It refers to a number of NGOs in rural areas in Pakistan, Cameroon, Columbia, for which the terms "experiment" or "project" actually do not describe the situation correctly.

The definitions of experiment (methodically applied to the empirical extraction of information) and the project (goal-oriented, one-time project) are derived from the western, urban point of view.
The HC model is holistic and heuristic, flexible and independent, thus completely against the mainstream thinking!

What started in the early 1990s had only the aim of showing that the usual form of aid in NGOs can also be handled in a different way, namely, with nothing, i.e. no organizational or financial help from outside! This means independence in the process!

Even if there are fundamental differences between NGOs (non-governmental organizations) and RO (governmental organizations) and Pvt. Ltds (business enterprises), the holistic approach of HC model is more than worth considering because growth, jobs, protection of the environment and resources is here decisive and an integral part.

Holistic is to be understood as an entirety approach, in which in the beginning the HC model was artisan based but even then contained parts of up to 16 sub-areas, which were processed like a classic NGO, which means that it developed gradually according to the possibilities and necessities without the usual procedure with calculation of budget and other financial plans.

In NGOs, manpower must be handled according to the given situation integrating whatever is possible in the context of an NGO without harming the traditional social sphere.

Aspects of the HC model * are sketched in different contributions (SPARC, SPATH, SPAET, SPOCA, SUTOL, SEMOL, etc).

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 4:08 PM,


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