I've had the pleasure of watching Resonate's growth over the past few years in Rwanda, and have seen first-hand the reaction of participants and partner organizations after they engage with Resonate's existing training programs for women and girls. What we forget about in "economic development" work is that it's not enough to simply provide tangible tools and resources for business inception and growth; human beings (and especially marginalized human beings) need support beyond this in order to believe in themselves to accomplish professional goals and ultimately further stimulate local and regional economies. Thanks for your commitment to this.
This training for men would take these possibilities to the next level, engaging more members of the community and allowing for dialogue that isn't prevalent. I wonder if you would incorporate room for this in the training program - creating space for men and women to exchange challenges and think about ways they can support each other moving forward professionally.
The other question I would have is about scale - what's the current reach, and what is the potential reach, after the pilot is tested? What's the method to get this in as many heads as possible?