Education is the key for a better health and a better life. That’s what really brings change in a sustainable way.
One impressive example on how this can be set up, is demonstrated by Molly Melchior.
Molly Melching is founder and executive director of Tostan, an organization that seeks to achieve sustainable development and social change in Africa. That’s what she says:
“…After arriving in Senegal in 1974, I lived in a small village near Thiès for three years. It was here that I realized a lack of basic, life-saving information was causing so much unnecessary illness, tragedy and death: Two children in the village were lame from polio; ordinary wounds became infected and led to hospital stays; there were many cases of measles; a baby died from dehydration.
It was also here that I began to understand why development projects have often failed and why they have even disempowered people at the community level.
To try a different approach, I partnered with the Senegalese villagers to design and implement a basic education program in African languages, and in 1991, I set up a nonprofit organization,Tostan, to continue that work.”
Extract taken from http://shar.es/UZhRa
Molly Melching of Tostan: Dignity for All
Great example! What do you think?