Reach Out Africa

Studies in Community Empowerment, Sustainable Development, and Cross-Cultural Engagement
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  • Published: June 2014
  • Format: Perfect Bound Softcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 340
  • Size: 5.5x8.5
  • ISBN: 9781480807945
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This guidebook is a collection of stories of African development projects that have transformed the lives of individuals and communities through collaborative partnerships.

Through the study of these successful collaborations, readers will learn to:

• Engage in capacity-building for collective problem-solving at the community level.

• Work collaboratively for women’s empowerment.

• Mobilize culturally diverse communities to plan, implement, and evaluate sustainable community development.

• Build meaningful collaborations among university and grassroots partners.

• Maximize volunteer skills and match them to community needs.

The Women’s Global Connection (WGC; www.womensglobalconnection.org) embarked on this journey of cross-cultural engagement and capacity-building with one intention, grounded on three pillars:

• Local ownership demanded individual and community involvement and buy-in.

• Social empowerment required that each of our endeavors resulted in the local community’s capacity to share the knowledge and replicate the training that was offered.

• The promise of sustainability curbed our efforts to engage only in projects that held the hope of long-term sustainability by the community itself.

Years of collaboration among the women’s cooperatives, WGC, a private Catholic university, and countless volunteers has demonstrated the unbounded potential of reaching across boundaries and barriers to build a more responsible sense of global citizenship in today’s inequitable world society.

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