Using local people to conduct a needs assessment always makes sense. Recently, the Bamako Titibougou Rotary club enhanced community involvement in a needs assessment for Djalakorodjii, Mali area by using a Rotaract club. The 33 young people learned new skills and the project completed an important phase in a cost-effective way.
The young people learned how to approach a family and conduct the interview. Results were collected on a Kobo smart phone application. They also learned how to work as a team and report their activity.