Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Days for Girls trainers have been known to really go the distance when it comes to reaching girls and training women. The team in Nepal recently walked over five hours, carrying all their training materials and overnight luggage in order to reach a training in the Kalikot region. In Guyana, Days for Girls superwomen trekked deep into the interior to learn about the menstrual health practices of the women there. And just this past week in East Africa, the ever-energetic Uganda team ventured nearly 20 hours by bus to work with the incredible women of Eva Ngowi’s group CARE in Moshi, Tanzania.
(Okay, they didn’t have to actually climb Kilimanjaro, but they did get to bask in its beauty for the duration of the training!)
With so much of 2017 dedicated to learning and listening, the team was jumping in their boots to get to the next “L” — launching! Our Enterprise training in Moshi, Tanzania was the first opportunity to test out many of the exciting new additions that have been made to the Enterprise training program, based on feedback, ideas, and insights from leaders around the globe — and the communities they serve.
The ladies worked with Days for Girls trainers to test out new marketing activities, ground their Enterprise in reflective exercises about their purpose and passion, and draft sustainability plans tailored to their project. In addition to the “on the ground” training additions that have been made, our team has been flexing virtual architecture skills by building a customized database and information flow process that will make it easier for Enterprises to get signed up, access information, and stay connected long after the initial training is complete. While pouring over spreadsheets isn’t always the most fun part of the work, it’s vitally important for enabling the best communications and learning possible.
Thanks to your support, we know there’s no mountain too high and no valley to low to keep us from reaching Every Girl. Everywhere. Period.
DfG Trainer Julius setting up the sewing machine