An empowerment-oriented approach aims to support people in their efforts to develop their power of action. In light of the conceptual framework proposed by Ninacs, the practical experience at the community house and in order to facilitate intervention and maintain a living environment conducive to empowerment, we propose a philosophy that revolves around five axes:
Consider the persone as an actor of change and not as a client.
Be concerned and attentive to allow development from the bottom up plutôt que l’implantation du haut vers le bas.
Support the realization of collective actions or activities while rising awareness of the issues and consequences of the choices.
Support individuals in the development of their power of action enhancing their competences
Focus on the process of development rather than on the objective achievement of results.