Community Empowerment and Leadership Skill program

BACHO regularly organizes program to empower the community on a variety of topics, including conservation, community development, household welfare, food security, education, savings and other income generating activities.. Some of these activities involve hands-on training on income-generating activities.

Program participants commit to adopting at least one other learner, but they often teach several neighbors and relatives in their community and in surrounding villages. Participating communities also adopt other villages to share knowledge and skills and to plan awareness-raising campaigns. In inter-village meetings, participants discuss controversial issues with hundreds of men, women, and adolescents, including religious and traditional leaders.

BACHO  also builds capacity on leadership skills for its volunteers and participants. Leadership skills empowers them to thrive better in the volatile, uncertain and complex environment of Queen Elizabeth National Park.