550 Women & Youth to Defend Property Rights

 
$120
$5,055
Raised
Remaining
Sep 7, 2012

Team Uses Public Forums and Community Theater to Educate About Family Law & Conflict Management

HAVE PITY AND COMPASSION UPDATE

The Have Pity and Compassion venture team has already trained 340 people directly, and they serve 800 people indirectly, through the advocacy clubs and workshops that trainees then facilitate in their communities. This team is also hosting theater performances and public discussions this September and October, in order to educate community members and promote dialogue about conflict management, family law, and property rights. With these events, they will be reaching more people than ever before!

 

GLOBAL GRASSROOTS UPDATE

Our 300 graduates in Rwanda are directly serving over 15,000 women and girls each year. Global Grassroots is making innovative efforts to meet the growing demand for our programs and has created exciting new partnerships to catalyze conscious social change around the globe:

  • We are piloting a new “uAcademy” bootcamp for juniors and seniors at Dartmouth College this fall, through a partnership with the Dickey Center for International Understanding and the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy. This program will enable students to learn and apply our methodology of Conscious Social Change, driving social change in their home communities and abroad. This engaging new course represents a unique fusion of personal leadership, global citizenship, social entrepreneurship, and international development. We are thrilled to partner with Dartmouth College, and we hope to offer our workshops to more universities next spring!
  • We are initiating our first partnership program with the Komera Project in Rwanda, offering our social entrepreneurship training to 57 vulnerable high school girls this November. Our Girls Academy for Conscious Change will support the next generation of change agents in recognizing their power to transform themselves and their communities.
  • We are currently piloting our “eAcademy” e-learning program with women’s groups in ten countries and are preparing to publicly launch the platform in early 2013. This pioneering program will allow women’s groups in developing countries around the world to access our social entrepreneurship training online for free. Not only will these women be equipped to drive change in their own communities, but they will also become part of our global network of grassroots change agents, with access to ideas and best practices shared by other women around the globe.

Beginning in their own communities, Global Grassroots’ change agents are working building a culture that values, supports and empowers girls and women worldwide. Please support our continued work with vulnerable women change agents. Donate today: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/conscious-social-change/ 

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Project Leader

Gretchen Wallace

President and Founder
Hanover, NH United States

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