Civic Empowerment Project – Update
December 4, 2010
Yesterday the 20 facilitators (photo below) in the Civic Empowerment Project we’re doing in partnership with USAID met to work on logistics and discuss what’s working and challenges. The objective of the project is to have forty groups, each comprised of 25 teachers, community organizers and young leaders (a total of 1,000) to complete an abbreviated three-month Circles of Change training with emphasis on studying Haitian Constitution.
Twenty groups have already completed their first weekly two-hour session. 14 of these groups have complete two sessions and several have already completed three sessions. We expect that an additional 20 groups will form and complete their first session within the next two weeks.
Comments from participants are very encouraging. Among the challenges include finding places for groups to meet and having people arrive on time. Some of the groups so far have less than 25 while quite a few have more than 25 coming to the sessions.
Photos of two different groups below