Tostan, Inc.

For Empowering Communities To Play A Central Role In Improving Children’s Learning Achievement

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for the implementation and evaluation of Tostan's CEP + SDCE approach  
This grant will support Tostan to advance social norms that promote gender equality and community well-being through decentralized governance structures in Senegal. Building on its Community Empowerment Program (CEP) model, Tostan will integrate a Strengthening Democracy and Citizen Engagement (SDCE) component to institutionalize women’s enhanced voice, influence, and leadership in community life and ensure that communities can more effectively hold elected representatives accountable. Tostan will partner with an evaluation firm to rigorously assess if and how the intervention contributed to participatory development planning and good governance. (Strategy: International Reproductive Health)
for empowering communities to play a central role in improving children’s learning achievement  
This grant would allow Tostan to tackle gaps in children’s early learning in Senegal through continued expansion of its "Reinforcement of Parental Practices" model. The program is a community-led approach that empowers caregivers with knowledge about early childhood development and practical skills to support their children’s learning. This project will reach 5,500 participants in 110 communities directly, and many more through social mobilization, cooperation with religious leaders, and distribution of children’s storybooks.

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