ASSESSMENT OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE CHRISTIAN RURAL AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (CRUDAN) IN CRUDAN SOUTH EAST ZONE
Well harmonized community development activities are actually what bring development to any community. This is so; because activities that lead to community development must address the felt need of the people. Life in every community reflects the level of development in that community. This is why Christian Rural and Urban Development Association of Nigeria [CRUADN] attaches much importance to organizing skill acquisition training for youths, organizing workshops on human rights, supplies of clothing materials to the less privileged, building of bore holes, supplying of food items to the less privileged, capacity building and conflict resolution, organizing training on good governance, creating awareness on the needs of the community members, training for wealth creation for community members and maintenance of village roads. Based on these, the research was conducted on Assessment of the Activities of the Christian Rural and Urban Development Association of Nigeria (CRUDAN) in CRUDAN South East zone. Five research questions and two hypotheses were formulated. A forty item questionnaire was developed and administered to 1288 members of CRUDAN. Means were used to answer the research questions, while t-test statistics was used to test the two hypotheses formulated for the study. The findings indicated that promotion of women’s rights, using volunteers to extend services to the community, working closely with community leaders, and providing legal supports to the less privileged enhances development in communities where CRUDAN operates.