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.
Binta, a grandmother leader, combats child marriage. What is she doing to help girls?
Grandmothers in Velingara teach Positive Cultural Values in schools: they tell tales, proverbs and traditional riddles.