Building Partner Capacity

Working hand-in-hand with to achieve mutual goals.

All of our programs are developed with and implemented by local partners to ensure they are tailored to and driven by the communities we serve.

We are immensely grateful for these close partnerships. We prioritize building the capacity of such dynamic grassroots organizations.

For example, in conjunction with USAID, our Our Sisters Read program reached 10,000 students in Senegal with 10,000 reading materials and activities to improve early grade reading. As a result, our longtime partner was able to receive direct funding from USAID.

We increase partner organizations' capacity through:

  • Increased staff
  • Ongoing professional development and training opportunities
  • Systems and procedures for data collection, program monitoring, reporting and communications
  • Strengthened financial systems
  • Expanded and strengthened local reputation
  • Heightened reputation among key stakeholders such as the Ministry of Education and other offices at national level; UNICEF, UNGEI, USAID and other NGOs