This research was the participatory action research. The objectives were to collect the information about community welfare fund and situations of the disadvantages in the community, and to develop the model for integrated appropriate community welfare fund network with the local context according to social capitals and competencies. The study area covers 11 sub-district areas in Panomsarakam District, Chacheongsao Province, Thailand. The duration of the study was from March to December 2009. The study's implementation was done by set up meeting for brain-storming of key persons in sub-district and district. The objective of meeting was done for explored the disadvantages in each sub-district and set the guidelines for helping them. Through the district level meeting was done for setting the community welfare fund network's committee that were 2 peoples from each sub-district. The results of this study found 1) There were 2 model for implement; which were the in cash and in kind helping, 2) Community welfare fund management was used the community self help group model; such as people sector, rich man, key persons in the community, NGOs, experts from universities, local government sector, etc. The model of the integrated community welfare fund network was the output of participatory action of all sectors.The future activities might be got some problems; for example: lack of continuous support to strengthen the action process of community welfare fund network, such as money, man, etc. Moreover, the working system of the network is the important issue that should be considered.
Kunwadee Rojpaisarnkit, Rajabhat Rajanagarindra University, Thailand
Stream: Social Sciences
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