A DYNAMIC CURRICULUM DELIVERED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OTHER NGOS
RESPONSIVE TO THE NEEDS RAISED BY GRASS ROOTS WOMEN THEMSELVES
Barefoot College believes in the key role women play in improving overall quality of life within underdeveloped rural villages. The Barefoot Enriche programme invests in women to help them reach their full potential so that they can fulﬁll their aspirations and transform their communities. The Enriche curriculum provides rural women with the opportunity to gain conﬁdence, practical knowledge and skills that are relevant to their life and priorities.
ENRICHE has a curated content which works in partnership with indigenous and local NGOs
Every Barefoot Woman is trained to train others, she is taught to share her knowledge with as many in her community as possible. Integrating digital tools and literacy to expand her abilities and her ability to share her knowledge with others.
For women who have been denied a formal education opportunity, the ENRICHE curriculum places a democratic learning environment, free form barriers and inclusive of her many existing skills and wisdom, before her.
We believe that addressing underlying structural and social barriers to women empowerment can only be achieved using a holistic participatory approach. ENRICHE focuses on eight building blocks:
Bees are essential in ensuring food production and maintain local biodiversity. Honey is a very valuable food and medicine, especially in Zanzibar. As part of our Enriche Beekeeping Programme, we select and train women to sustainable beekeeping practices. Once the training completed, they are able to start their activity supported by our Barefoot Beekeeping Team and Local Partners.
Barefoot Women Beekeepers become both beneficiaries and suppliers of our Social Enterprise B.Barefoot Honey.
A main economic income opportunity on Zanzibar is tourism. Millions of tourist come to the island every year and they are all looking for unique gifts to bring back home. What is nicer than a tailor-made dress? We help our trainees pursuing this profitable livelihood and teach them anything they need to know to make the most gorgeous clothes.
MENStrual Hygiene management (MHM)
We define MHM holistically as the articulation, awareness, information and confidence to manage menstruation with safety and dignity using safe, accessible, affordable, appropriate and accepted hygienic materials together with adequate water and agents and spaces for washing and bathing and disposal with privacy and dignity.
Barefoot College is disseminating knowledge on menstrual and reproductive health and other aspects of women's health. The team on health has been able to address issues on sexual and reproductive health, focus on a project on production of washable sanitary napkins, with partnership with other organization to facilitate the distribution of the washable sanitary towels. The project focus on building a community and enrich the lives of women and girls by providing caring and quality services to meet their social, health, educational and developmental needs through leadership, empowerment and strategic partnership.