Community Capacity Building
The Leadership Institute also engages the adults who most directly influence the girls’ ability to stay in school by providing a series of workshops and conversations for teachers, school principals, parents and members of the girls’ extended families, in order to generate a community-wide commitment to girls’ education. In previous generations, sending girls to school beyond the early grades, if at all, was rare. Careful and consistent work must be done with these populations to support the changes we hope to see.
Each community works primarily with one ADIMTU staff person who cultivates confidence and assures consistent contact and messaging across all of the constituent groups.