In 2015 FISD (Foundation for Innovative Social Development) attended a British Council Active Citizens discussion on gender and this was followed by a meeting to discuss the experience and the expertise we had on gender equality and women’s empowerment. We were quite impressed with the Active Citizen methodology/toolkit and immediately wanted to adopt the method to all our women and youth leadership training. My five days experience at the Active Citizens facilitators training was amazing. The Active Citizen project showcase was also a memorable experience as I was able to bring down our community leaders to this international event and give them the opportunity to build their image.
In 2017 we were part of the WOW festival and following that received a small grant for ‘Voices and Choices’ women’s projects with the BC arts and culture unit. And then in 2018, we won the proposal as a lead applicant on the British Council project on ‘Empowering communities to end violence against women and girls’.
We were quite impressed with the Active Citizen methodology/toolkit and immediately wanted to adopt the method to all our women and youth leadership training.