By Gretchen Wallace - President, Global Grassroots
Following is a report direct from the venture leadership of Light in Our Home in Rwanda. This venture will be deactivated following this report, as they have been fully funded and are fully operational. We thank all of our donors for their generous support for making this project possible. You have enabled over 320 leaders, 150 households and 20 high school clubs to benefit from gender-violence training in rural Rwanda. We hope you enjoy this report from the field:
Following is an update on the training project of women leaders that has been implemented under of RALGA (Reassembly Association of Local Government Authority) and Light in our Home.
The mission of that Project was: to enable women leaders to contribute in entire district development by provision of training on gender-based violence and good governance workshop that leads to the sustainable development.
Training has focused on following topics:
- Provision of skills on good governance to the decision-making women, in order to better emphasize sustainable development. - Equipping women in EDPRS and presenting to them their contribution in those strategies implementation. - Organizing debates on problems related to the violence related to land property, property law and gender based violence law. - Encouraging women in their contribution in mobilizing or influencing community families on wellbeing (health nutrition and hygiene)
Training has been conducted in 3 zones that equals to 9 sectors. Each zone benefited from training on items mentioned above for 2 days. 320 Women from different decision-making institutes have benefited from this 6 days training.
Achievement from previous activities:
Goats that have been awarded to 100 households, have been able to receive back 20 goats (kids) and we then awarded new goats to 15 more households.
The awarding of goats was made to the households who showed the greatest behavior change, which has played a big role in improving understanding on the causes of violence, and many people are feeling more open to share their stories between each other. We have recorded a total of 150 households changed and improved in their relationship towards economical improvement; that Light in our Home has helped in getting out of violence through training, home visits and technical advisory support.
We also reviewed operation of anti GBV clubs at schools. Most of the schools are still taking into consideration of establishment of the anti GBV clubs and we have more than 20 clubs in high schools that operate in Ruhango district, most of them are equipped in Gender Based Violence skills, to be able to do monitoring and educate the youth at high school level.
We thank you for your generous support, which has made this impact possible!
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