Since we began, our human rights-based education program has reached more than three million people, resulting in:

Women’s Empowerment

women have been selected into leadership positions in their communities

Health

people live in communities that publicly declared an end to female genital cuting

Child Marriage

communities that have publicly declared their daughters will not marry before they are 18

The Tostan Model

Our three-year non-formal education program puts rural communities in charge of their own futures. We help communities develop their own vision for development using an approach that is:

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HUMAN RIGHTS BASED

Knowledge of human rights and responsibilities is the foundation for learning

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RESPECTFUL & INCLUSIVE

Information is shared in a non-judgmental way

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HOLISTIC & SUSTAINABLE

Program covers five key impact areas and has sustainability at its core

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Q&A with Tostan’s new CEO, Elena Bonometti

What is your background?  I am an Italian national. I left Italy when I was 22 to get my Master's from the Science Po graduate school in Paris. I had always been interested in the world outside of Italy and I seized any possible opportunity to meet people from...

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GRANTS – Project Officer

Organization Overview Tostan is a US 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in Senegal in 1991 in order to educate and empower Africans who have had little or no access to formal schooling. Tostan’s community-led program, the Community Empowerment Program (CEP), has...

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Check out this tidbit that our partner Orchid Project collected from a recent report by UNICEF about Female Genital Cutting (FGC) in Senegal.

UNICEF shows how FGC is deeply rooted within societies with being a cultural practice, thought to be preserving a girls purity, or in many cases both.

To learn more about what we are doing to end FGC and how you can help, click here: bit.ly/2p3wwoI

Source: www.unicef.org/protection/fgm_insight_eng(1).pdf
Photo: Orchid Project - Senegal, May 2017

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UNICEF report about #FGC in #Senegal: "FGM/C is a deeply rooted practice in certain parts of Senegalese society and is closely associated with certain ethnic groups. As in several other countries whe...

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