Building Community Support for CSE
Projet Jeune Leader developed “CSE We Can Count On” to share strategies and practical tools for how to build and harness community support for in-school comprehensive sexuality education. The strategies and actions we share through the publication and its associated practical resources help us build lasting, trusting relationships with students, parents, teachers, and school officials at the community level. Importantly, they also prevent and address misconceptions and misunderstandings about CSE within our partner communities.
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Strategy 1: Empower the Messengers
Teachers and educators are not only deliverers of CSE – they are also the main messengers that convey its purpose and content. That is why it is important to intentionally recruit those who will serve as CSE brand messengers. Those selected should then be equipped with the tools to showcase their work and trained, supervised, and supported to be able to effectively spread new ways of thinking about CSE.
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Collaborative Filmmaking Research: Shifting Public Attitudes on CSE
Using an innovative, participatory research methodology called collaborative filmmaking, we produced new insights into how our CSE Educators have been able to shift attitudes in support for sexuality education at the community level in Madagascar.
Amplifying Local Knowledge and Closing the Gap between Local Perspectives and Decision-Making
To close the gap between local perspectives and decisions made at the higher level about reproductive health and family planning, we developed the “Ampitapitao” magazine series, capturing over 8,000 comments from local community members in the process.
Learning series: Towards a scalable model of comprehensive sexuality education in Madagascar
To capture (in near real-time) our implementation learnings and processes as we work to mainstream our CSE model in Madagascar’s public school system, we developed this series of learning briefs, each focused on a different strategy for deliver and scale.