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 program 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 is 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:  

           Digital Literacy Using a tablet, a smartphone or an LED TV to communicate and to share content. Playing and capturing digital audio-visual content. Having the opportunity to learn functional numeracy, literacy and language skills using digital applications.  

           Digital Literacy

Using a tablet, a smartphone or an LED TV to communicate and to share content. Playing and capturing digital audio-visual content. Having the opportunity to learn functional numeracy, literacy and language skills using digital applications.  

  Environmental Stewardship Being aware of the local and global environmental interconnectedness. Understanding permaculture principles and applying agroecology solutions such as soil regeneration, compost making, generation and storage of seeds, and water management. 

  Environmental Stewardship

Being aware of the local and global environmental interconnectedness. Understanding permaculture principles and applying agroecology solutions such as soil regeneration, compost making, generation and storage of seeds, and water management. 

        Financial Inclusion Making decisions with financial resources, and acquiring basic functional numeracy skills. Knowing how to make a budget, understanding the importance of savings. Understanding the benefits of having a bank account. Forming saving groups and accessing loans with the support of partner NGOs.

        Financial Inclusion

Making decisions with financial resources, and acquiring basic functional numeracy skills. Knowing how to make a budget, understanding the importance of savings. Understanding the benefits of having a bank account. Forming saving groups and accessing loans with the support of partner NGOs.

Human Rights & Civil Society Raising awareness on basic human rights and responsibilities related to education, health, governance, gender, economic development. Forming issue based self-help groups to address challenges and participate in civil society. 

Human Rights & Civil Society

Raising awareness on basic human rights and responsibilities related to education, health, governance, gender, economic development. Forming issue based self-help groups to address challenges and participate in civil society. 

          Livelihood Skills Mastering practical skills to start an income generating activity such as tailoring, beekeeping or soap making. Livelihood activities are selected as per the interest of the women and the local environment or opportunities. Ground partners provide the support needed to implement them in their communities.

          Livelihood Skills

Mastering practical skills to start an income generating activity such as tailoring, beekeeping or soap making. Livelihood activities are selected as per the interest of the women and the local environment or opportunities. Ground partners provide the support needed to implement them in their communities.

          Micro-Enterprise Understanding micro-enterprise concepts and basic skills such as planning, budgeting, recording cash flows and marketing to manage an individual enterprise or a cooperative. Accessing financial services and creating simple business models with the support of partner NGOs.

          Micro-Enterprise

Understanding micro-enterprise concepts and basic skills such as planning, budgeting, recording cash flows and marketing to manage an individual enterprise or a cooperative. Accessing financial services and creating simple business models with the support of partner NGOs.

          Women's Health Being aware, comfortable and knowledgable about one’s body, starting a critical thought process around health related myths and social norms. Knowing basic hygiene practices. Understanding reproductive health and contraception, creating your own menstrual hygiene solutions. Improving diets to prevent malnutrition and common ailments.

          Women's Health

Being aware, comfortable and knowledgable about one’s body, starting a critical thought process around health related myths and social norms. Knowing basic hygiene practices. Understanding reproductive health and contraception, creating your own menstrual hygiene solutions. Improving diets to prevent malnutrition and common ailments.

           Self-Awareness Being confident to express oneself and provided with the opportunity to bring forth fears, aspirations and hopes. Realizing one’s potential and mobilizing available resources to achieve individual and collective objectives.

           Self-Awareness

Being confident to express oneself and provided with the opportunity to bring forth fears, aspirations and hopes. Realizing one’s potential and mobilizing available resources to achieve individual and collective objectives.


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BEEKEEPING

Bees are essential in ensuring food production and honey is a very valuable product, especially in Zanzibar. Women are trained to sustainable beekeeping practices by local experts partners. Once the training completed, they are able to start their activity, supported by our Community Work Team and beekeepers trainers.


SEWING:

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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.