Educate a Woman and you Educate a Whole Nation (EWEWN)
“Educate a Woman and you Educate a Whole Nation” is an Erasmus Plus Capacity Building project in the field of Youth coordinated by the French organization “Asociación de Costarricenses en Francia” (ACRF), with MVNGO in the role of the partner organization in a Consortium of 6 partners from France, Italy, Colombia, Ecuador, Cameroon and Senegal.
Project mission is to develop a comprehensive NFE educational approach grounded on a complementary set of knowledge, experience and technical competences embedded in the different partner organizations and regional approaches with a view to fostering empowerment and social inclusion of rural youth leaders in Africa.
The immediate objective is for partners to cooperate in devising a Format TC “EWN” relying on ACRF and MVNGO experience matured in the project “Fill My Value Backpack” and complementing it with knowledge, experience and sensibilities developed by the African partners in their consolidated engagement in social action within African rural communities.
The long term objective of the project is to build tools and methods to empower vulnerable target groups, female youth leaders in Africa aged 18-25, young people directly falling under their care and responsibility (children aged 5 to 12) and poor rural communities in Africa, thereby improving agriculture production to address hunger and poverty in African rural communities.
Project activities are the following:
1- Kick-off meeting with representatives of partner organizations at Paris (France)
Participants: 6 Youth workers (1 per partner organization)
2- Training Course “Female Empowerment to Development” at Deido (Cameroon)
Participants: 30 youh workers (5 per partner organization)
3- Youth Exchange “Power in Gender” at Ziguinchor (Senegal)
Participants: 30 youngsters aged 18-25 (5 per partner organization, the African participants’ groups will be entirely composed of female Youth leaders)
4- Job Shadowing in Senegal (Ziguinchor)
Participants: 1 youth worker from Asociacion de Costarricenses en Francia hosted by the Senegalese partner Jeunesse en Action “Gno Far” for a period of 20 days.
5- Job Shadowing in Cameroon (Deido)
Participants: 1 Youth worker from Mine Vaganti NGO hosted by the Cameroonian partner Global Compassion for a period of 20 days.
6- Final Evaluation Meeting at Sassari (Italy)
Participants: 6 youth workers (1 per partner organization).