Have Pity and Compassion, a Global Grassroots sponsored venture, continues to address the issue of physical violence and economical inequality in families, resulting from women's inability to own and manage property. The team believes that the way to change society's conception that violence against women is acceptable is to use theater, debate, educational films, and trained women who can work directly with families. Fifteen women have been trained and are now working with families in the Mutara district of Rwanda. In addition, Have Pity and Compassion will soon be giving their first theater performance for the district. They hope to spread their message to a much larger audience than they are currently reaching.
GLOBAL GRASSROOTS UPDATE
We are excited to share, Global Grassroots has begun the development of a web-based eAcademy for Conscious Change, which will allow women’s groups in developing countries globally to access our social entrepreneurship curriculum online. To date, we have received emails from over 160 women’s groups from 45 different countries requesting our programs. We will be choosing a pilot group of women's organizations from four continents to participate in the beta version of the elearning program. Our online academy will be accessible for free, providing an interactive program that will support the development of grassroots-level social entrepreneurship projects. We anticipate the development of the site will be complete in late autumn for piloting, with a public launch in early 2012.
Next week Global Grassroots will launch its new Conscious Social Change certification program, with seven women from three countries. Once certified, this corps of trainees will be able to deploy globally to offer our core program upon request to partner organizations. Global Grassroots is eager to collaborate through partnership to support women change agents in new communities.
This progress has only been possible with your support and we extend our deepest gratitude. As we expand, Global Grassroots needs engaged investors to help us make these exciting possibilities a reality. We know that women have the potential to lead conscious social change, but many lack the resources and training to advance their own ideas. Please consider a donation to help Global Grassroots continue to support the social ventures of grassroots change agents worldwide.