IJSRP, Volume 10, Issue 12, December 2020 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Dr. Blessing Chinyere Elekwa
This study focused on revitalizing cooperative programmes activities for active participation of rural women towards enhancing community development. The need for the study arose as a result of less access to education, unemployment, poverty, low income status, burden of child bearing and lack of adequate information on cooperative programmes experienced by rural women in Nigeria. However, these cooperative programmes which includes Agricultural cooperative, thrift and credit cooperative, cooperative education programme, as well as, leadership training activity, will enhance the rural women’s potentials, improve their standard of living and equip them to deal with the dynamism of the modern society. Also, the study focused on the concept of rural women, participation, cooperative programme activities and community development respectively. Furthermore, strategies for revitalizing rural women’s participation in cooperative programmes for active participation of rural women towards enhancing community development, factors that hinder rural women from active participation in cooperative programmes and the way forward, were discussed.