Learning & Earning Groups (LEGS) entail an array of programs working together to empower girls and women through education and new livelihoods. RAIN is excited to announce a new two-year partnership with Dining For Women to bring LEGS to five nomadic communities in the Agadez region.
Goals of LEGS programs:
- Teaching local women the advantages of education, later marriage, smaller families, hygiene and gender roles so they may effectively counsel and advocate for at-risk girls.
- Offering girls traditional skills classes that enhance the attraction of school for parents and offer the students possible future incomes.
- Increase the number of girls attending school each year.
- Initiate Savings and Loan groups and goat herding programs for mentors to both support their mentoring activities and support their families through improved livelihoods.
ABOUT DINING FOR WOMEN
Dining for Women engages thousands of women worldwide to come together in mutual learning and support of programs that elevate girls and women. Their grassroots approach encompasses a comprehensive education component to raise knowledge and awareness. Visit www.diningforwomen.org.