Community Empowerment Program (Tostan)
Summary: Tostan’s Community Empowerment Program (CEP) uses a nonformal, human rights-based approach to education wherein it aims to empower communities with the knowledge and tools that will enable them to develop their own futures. --- The three-year Community Empowerment Program (CEP) implemented by Tostan is designed to engage communities in conversations that will enhance their capacities and enable them to improve their social and economic prospects. The program hosts nonformal education classes for adolescents and adults, many of whom have not had access to formal schooling. It is facilitated by members who belong to the same ethnic group as program participants, and sessions are delivered in the language spoken by participants. ...
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Description of Scale and Reach
Tostan began its programs in Senegal and has expanded them into eight countries in West and East Africa. Tostan is currently planning to offer more programs in strategically located areas.
Senegal, The Gambia, Somalia, Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Djibouti