democracy

The Power of Community: Lessons from Senegal

The Power of Community: Lessons from Senegal

Why go to Senegal to explore what humankind might do here?  Because Tostan, a nonprofit based in Dakar and expanding across West Africa, understands the critical role of community in sparking and creating change.  And because we believe that, especially now, we can learn from others about ways to explore the aspirations, values, human rights and responsibilities that form the foundation of a functioning democracy.  Tostan believes in unleashing individual agency as well as the transformative power of the community’s collective action…