Mission and Approach
Grandmother Project’s mission is to promote the health, well-being and rights of women and children in developing countries through grandmother-inclusive and intergenerational programs that build on communities’ cultural values and resources.
To carry out our mission, we work on two levels:
- With Communities: we work directly with both rural and urban communities to develop, document and evaluate innovative approaches to social change
- With Development Organizations: we build the capacity of other organizations to implement programs using our Change through Culture approach
Because we want long-lasting change in African communities
Grandmothers have great influence and authority in families, and both women and men follow the advice of their mothers and mothers-in-law as a sign of respect. Grandmothers are an important resource for change when it comes to women and children, and especially girls.