Yesterday, the world looked to Oxford University where Molly Melching and other recipients were presented with the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship during an awards ceremony at the Skoll World Forum. The three day Forum brought together social entrepreneurs from around the world to discuss innovative approaches to pressing international issues. The award recognizes the work of Tostan and Executive Director Molly Melching in developing the holistic, 30-month Community Empowerment Program (CEP) which promotes basic education and increases community engagement in projects related to human rights, democracy, health, and hygiene, among other topics.
The Skoll Foundation’s website is a great place to check out all the news- browse the blogs and track tweets from @Tostan, @SkollWorldForum, and others who watched the events unfold. Navigate to the Forum’s homepage to watch Molly Melching accept the prestigious Skoll Award and express her thanks to the Foundation for honoring and supporting Tostan’s work in bringing about community-led development in Africa (minute: 113/129).