Women’s Leadership Training
ALARM recognizes the key role that women play in positively transforming their communities. The saying “educate a woman and you educate a community” has been tried and tested over and over again. Women in Africa have often been marginalized and sidelined as a result of socio-cultural beliefs, political circumstances and traditionally patriarchal leadership systems that have excluded them. However, the resilience and strength of these women in the face of the extreme hardships they face is creating space for them to play more significant roles in the transformation of Africa through leadership, economic development, peacebuilding and self-sufficiency.
Through intensive leadership development and training, ALARM seeks to empower women to take a more active role in decision making, community transformation, and in the promotion of women’s rights. Using culturally relevant and needs-based curriculum, ALARM conducts conferences and workshops for women in all the countries we serve, providing training and skills in leadership, health education, human rights awareness, adult literacy training, economic empowerment and communication, health education, communication, and human rights.
In addition, ALARM runs an intensive three year program of instruction, the Women’s Leadership Training Institute (WLTI) that equips women church leaders from different denominations and tribes with a practical working understanding of the Bible, theology, discipleship, trauma counseling, communication and holistic ministry. These leaders use their newly developed skills and knowledge to train, disciple and mentor other men & women in their churches and communities. WLTI brings women together several times a year, country by country, for a three year cycle of instruction using biblically based and culturally sensitive curriculum developed by ALARM.