DCEF has been a pioneering NGO to make use of community learning. The teaching method that promotes student learning through active participation in meaningful and planned service experiences in the community that are directly related to course content which ranges in providing basic education to vocational training. High quality community learning blends academic learning, practical experience, personal exploration and reflection on student roles and involvement in their communities.
Students in many disciplines explore community issues that relate to their courses, find relevance in their academic learning, gain valuable skills, and experience a deepened sense of civic responsibility, social justice, and commitment to the community.
Community learning differs from volunteering and community service. Community learners focus not only on the service they provide, but also on the academic and personal learning they gain as a result of that service experience.