Women’s Worth Inc. will create business training programs for women in both rural and urban areas. These programs will focus not only on hard skills such as accounting and numeracy but also on soft skills such as decision making, negotiation, conflict management, and self-advocacy.
The training materials will include culturally appropriate images, audio and video suitable to audiences with a low-literacy level. The trainings are designed to be highly participatory using role plays and student experiences to enhance the learning. Moreover, the trainings will include distributed practice, (the repetition of material at different intervals) to improve recall. The workshops will also include frequent low-stakes testing of students.
Women’s Worth, Inc.’s Executive Director has already created and administered a series of four trainings in Matagalpa, Nicaragua and Jinotega, Nicaragua. A total of 40 women were trained in 2015 in conjunction with the nonprofit microfinance organization, People Helping People Global.