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The LEAD strand of our strategy focuses on empowering women to take leadership roles. Access to education and training gives women the skills and confidence to help and lead others in their community, creating a positive and far-reaching ripple effect.  Once trained, our midwives not only assist women in labor, they also lead community outreach initiatives to advise on matters such as family planning and infant nutrition, which in turn give women greater control of their own futures and those of their children.

 

To assist young women in the transition to positions of community leadership, GreenLamp has initiated several initiatives. The first are Interpersonal Skills and Leadership Workshops in Nonviolent Communication with the final year students at the Hamlin College of Midwives. The courses focus on understanding the needs of others, which fosters respectful dialogue and cooperation between patients and co-workers.​ The workshops are also being run in Kenya through an informal partnership with the NGO Hand-in-Hand Eastern Africa (HiHEA).  

 

 

GreenLamp has also initiated and co-funded a lecturer exchange program between Zurich Midwifery College (ZHAW) in Switzerland and Hamlin College of Midwives in Ethiopia to promote knowledge and skills transfer between the two colleges.

 

In addition, we have also launched the Hamlin Midwives Alumni Network in cooperation with Hamlin College of Midwives (HCM). Our aim is to establish a platform for networking exchange of workplace best practice, sharing experiences, as well as personal and professional development. 

 

 

For information about the GreenLamp-led workshops please contact Christina Blecher. For more detail on the Nonviolent Communication concept visit www.cnvc.org.  To find out more about Hand-in-Hand visit http://handinhand-ea.org/

 

 

For further Information please see our concept paper

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