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see the benefit of such linkages to themselves, as it represents to them, as well, the
synergies of shared facilities, organizational community work, and cooperative staff.
As linkages and networks become established, there will be a healthy tendency to
expand these networks beyond the local level and reach out to district, provincial,
national, and even international linkages for a variety of purposes: financial assistance,
further expertise, information sharing, and the like.
To achieve this, CLC leaders, CLC workers, and local community representatives need
to be oriented to the potential of expanding and sustaining these linkages. Keeping
the local governments informed and pointing out to them the mutual benefits of such
linkages is essential. Disseminating the benefits and outcomes of the linkages beyond
the local community is also important, and in this regard, the wise use of media can
be very valuable. Also in this regard, learning from other CLCs of a similar nature and
clientele how they develop and sustain their linkages is of great importance.
If these considerations are kept in mind by all concerned, the future and potential of
CLC linkages and networks looks very bright, indeed.