Tostan’s Annual Report for the year 2012 has been published today and is available in the Annual Reports and Financials section of our website.

2012 was an exciting year for Tostan – our Peace and Security Project was officially launched in April 2012, and the pilot of our Reinforcement of Parental Practices Module, which encourages parents and other community members to create an environment for children’s academic and developmental success, also took place.

The report celebrates the successes of communities and individuals participating in our Community Empowerment Program (CEP) who are now leading their own development activities across the eight African countries where we work.

This is our first annual report to incorporate our new brand and our new way of talking about our holistic program’s impact, looking at the effects of the CEP in five areas vital for community development: governance, education, health, economic growth, and environment. It also covers the impact of our work on four key cross-cutting issues: child protection, empowerment of women and girls, female genital cutting, and reinforcement of parental practices.

The report explains our decision to adopt a new brand for the first time in our 22-year history, and contains a Strategic Plan Update. It includes our Financials as well as a list of all of our donors and partners, to whom we are very grateful.

We hope that you find it useful and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support in 2012 and beyond.