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Innovation in the CEP

The Child Protection Module helps build consensus around human rights and children’s rights while building awareness of the various moral, social, and legal norms that affect children. It emphasizes the importance of education and introduces ideas for how communities can work together to protect children.

Community Development Grants are small grants provided to Community Management Committees (CMCs) to help fund community development projects as well as to establish CMC-run microcredit funds. Often these micro-credit funds are used to support women-owned small businesses as well as other community projects.

The Mobile Phone for Literacy and Development Module focuses on using mobile phone technology, specifically SMS text messaging, as a tool to reinforce literacy and numeracy skills. It is now an integrated part of the Community Empowerment Program.

Our Peace and Security Project works to strengthen and support our proven grassroots strategy of community-led development to improve peace and security in the West African region. It focuses on collaboration at the local, regional, and national level.

The Prison Project aims to help detainees reintegrate back into their communities through participation in a modified version of the Community Empowerment Program. Participation builds their knowledge of human rights and equips them with practical skills to start income-generating activities.

Our Reinforcement of Parental Practices Module aims to reinforce knowledge gained in the Community Empowerment Program that encourages parents and other community members to create an environment for children’s academic and developmental success.

Our Solar Power! Project launched in 2009 in collaboration with the Barefoot College in India, and it aims to address the issue of limited access to electricity by empowering rural communities across Africa with the skills to provide low-cost and sustainable electricity for themselves.

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