There is a reason why we called our program "POWER Sessions" and not classes or lessons:
In the program, we try to create an active, participatory, sharing-based atmosphere where no one is left alone as a passive listener.
For us it is essential to have participants ask questions and share their experiences. We aim to empower our participants to take the first steps to change with us, express themselves, develop their public-speaking skills, and question or defend ideas.
What we do in the POWER Sessions is to rehearse this change together.
How do POWER Sessions reach the women?
Participants of the program volunteer to support the dissemination of POWER Sessions after graduation. Neighborhood Volunteers, graduated from the program, help us reach women around them who have not yet participated in the program and contribute to the realization and continuity of field work.
We believe that the Neighborhood Volunteer Project sets an important example of getting stronger together and women's solidarity.
Another project we have about growing stronger together and solidarity, is the Peer Training Program.
This program is also implemented by the support of volunteer participants. With the training brochures we prepare, we reach new women and aim to create an environment where peers help each other and learn by teaching others.