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Our program and field staff members are available for interviews on the Tostan model, our human-rights based education programs as well as child marriage, FGC and other human-rights related issues. The Executive Director of Tostan, Elena Bonometti, is available for interview in English, French and Italian. The Founder and Creative Director, Molly Melching, is available for interview in English, French and Wolof. Please fill the form at the top of this page for any interview request.


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Tostan, an NGO established in 1991 and headquartered in Dakar, Senegal, works to empower rural and remote African communities to bring about positive social transformation and sustainable development through a holistic nonformal education programme based on human rights. Since 1991, Tostan programs have been implemented in 22 national languages in 10 countries and have had a positive impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. The Tostan approach inspires positive social change in five impact areas: governance, education, health, environment and economic growth; and addresses the cross-cutting issues of child protection, early childhood development, female genital cutting, child/forced marriage and the empowerment of women and girls. At the Tostan Training Center (TTC), Tostan hosts international training courses in English and French on its human rights-based approach to community-led development. During a unique 10-day training that uses a participatory, learner-centered approach, drawing its strength from trainers with extensive experience implementing the Community Empowerment Program in rural Africa; Tostan provides a comprehensive overview of its non-formal, human rights-based education program to individuals and groups who share a commitment to human dignity, transformative learning, holistic empowerment, and collective action. Read more on our About Us page