Tostan [to 12 July 2014]

Tostan [to 12 July 2014]

July 11, 2014
Putting education first: Communities in Kaolack meet to promote modern Koranic schools
On Thursday June 26 and Monday June 30, 2014, Tostan’s Child Protection Project (CPP) hosted two community meetings in conjunction with the release of a new advocacy document “Focus: Modern Koranic Schools,” which addresses the program to modernize daaras, or Koranic schools…

July 9, 2014
Raising awareness about female genital cutting in rural Senegal with computer tablets
Two months ago, the Orchid Project provided tablets to four teams of social mobilization agents throughout four regions of Senegal. These teams are working towards total abandonment of female genital cutting (FGC) in Kolda, Sedhiou, Matam, and Saint-Louis by going on monthly awareness-raising missions and facilitating social mobilization activities such as radio programs, intervillage meetings, and organized diffusion. In the short time since the social mobilization agents have started using the tablets, these tools have helped not only document the work they are doing through video, photos, and digital note-taking but also have promoted organized diffusion. Tablets provide visual proof to the communities that neighboring communities are agreeing to abandon harmful traditional practices…

July 3, 2014
Development partners gather in The Gambia for an information seminar on integrated development efforts in the Upper River Region
On June 19, 2014, Tostan Gambia, in partnership with UNICEF and the National Women’s Bureau of The Gambia, organized a day long information seminar to talk about Tostan’s Community Empowerment Program (CEP), to development partners in the Upper River Region (URR), The Gambia. The seminar was held at the Regional Education Directorate Conference Hall in Basse, Mansajang Kunda….


Tostan @Tostan • Jul 10
Our July Newsletter features: #AfricanChildDay & collaborative success w/ partner communities

Tostan @Tostan • Jul 3
Find out how Tostan & partners in #TheGambia are planning on an integrated dev. approach in the Upper River Region