Catalyzing Change for Girls – Webinar, June 24th, 2021 – Involving elders, especially grandmothers, in programs for adolescent girls in Senegal has led to increasing the likelihood that they will complete school and avoid teen pregnancy. Grandmothers are sometimes viewed as an obstacle, but in Senegal we have seen that they can be a resource to promote and protect girls.
Listen to Judi Aubel from Grandmother Project – Change through Culture, Anjalee Kohli of Georgetown University and Dixon Chibanda of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine discuss the results of recent research on the Senegal program that reveals how intergenerational programming can help girls to bridge traditional values and contemporary challenges they face.
Grandmother Project creates positive Change through Culture, involving not just girls but also parents and elders, the ones with the power to either maintain tradition or promote change.
 “Integration of Positive Cultural Values and Grandmothers in Schools”  aims to improve the quality and relevance of education. This strategy  (aligned with the priorities of the Ministry of Education) contributes to creating a school which is part of local communities, and  is rooted in Senegalese cultural values ​​and traditions.
This strategy not only helps children to adopt positive attitudes and behaviors, but it also expands and strengthens the educational program in schools.
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