Skateistan is an organization based in Kabul, Afghanistan, which runs a series of clubs and "safe spaces" programs for girls to teach them skateboarding as a tool for empowerment. Most participating girls come to the Skateistan site five days a week,
A 6-acre farm in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, which was created on open land next to a public housing project. The project has been an inspiring collaboration between different community groups, including several nonprofits and nearby restaurants.
Say 'NO' Day is a campaign for the right of women to speak up! In low-income settings, where sexual harassment is a part of everyday life, many women simply do not know their rights to say NO even when they have the chance.
Love this, thanks so much for sharing Rosemary! Many of the Global Conversations posts from Tanzania and India have also focused on different aspects of your five pillars. One focuses specifically on the importance of finding fun and engaging ways to reframe learning, and mentions a very popular program in India that Galli Galli Sim Sim (the Indian Sesame Street) has launched. Check it out! https://openideo.com/challenge/zero-to-five/research/new-contribution-1
One other thing that several participants mentioned in their posts was the importance of the role of fathers in raising healthy children. You didn't call this out specifically, but I imagine that it's an issue you deal with at Plan. Here's one of the Global Conversations posts on this topic: https://openideo.com/challenge/zero-to-five/research/global-conversations-bring-joy-to-fatherhood-too
Thanks for your post Saranya! These insights are super interesting, and are very in line with some of the comments we heard from the groups posting through our Global Conversations project in rural India and Tanzania.
Here are a few examples: https://openideo.com/challenge/zero-to-five/research/global-conversations-seeking-nutrition-advice https://openideo.com/challenge/zero-to-five/research/global-conversations-early-childhood-parents-education https://openideo.com/challenge/zero-to-five/research/learning-from-grandparents
Perhaps they might be interested to hear some of your feedback and research?