After several years of learning from the achievements of its program in rural areas of Nicaragua, in 2019 the Raechel and Jackie Foundation became ConnectED. At the same time, the organisation embarked on a new phase of work in Guatemala that focuses on further testing and proving of its community-based model implemented with local education leaders known as Fellows.
It may be an experience common to many people in the social and community development sector, but we find that huge strides can be taken when the right individuals and organisations come together for a concentrated and undistracted period of work. For this reason, the planning we do for all our work on scaling and replication includes such a workshop at its centre.
In Maningrida, many people are working to improve local awareness of ways to prevent the disease. The purpose of our work was to measure what difference this awareness-raising work is making.