Population: 1,693,398 (July 2014 estimate)
Number of communities currently implementing the CEP: 40
Location of Tostan country coordination office: Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Languages offered in the CEP: Creole, Fulani, Mandinka, French, English
Regions where we work: Contuboel, Mansaba, Pirada
Partners: Al ANSAR, Associação Guineense de Estudos e Divulgação de Tecnologias apropriadas, Associaçao para a Promoção do Desenvolvimento Integrado Local, Government of Guinea-Bissau, UNICEF
We have been implementing our Community Empowerment Program (CEP) in Guinea-Bissau since 2009, and we currently implement the program in 40 communities in three regions. Over the course of 2014, Community Management Committees (CMC) in Guinea-Bissau organized 286 community clean-up days, and CEP participants adopted 5061 people to share knowledge learned during class, an organized diffusion method. Several CEP communities in Guinea-Bissau are actively participating in Tostan’s Solar Power! Project, in partnership with Barefoot College in India, to bring sustainable solar energy to remote villages.
Number of communities currently implementing the CEP