Nathalie Destandau

BSR (Business for Social Responsibility)

Grant Awarded: $20,000

A leader in corporate responsibility since 1992, BSR works with its global network of more than 250 member companies to develop sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research and cross-sector collaboration.

The non-profit’s HERproject initiative links multi-national companies and their factories to local NGO’s to create sustainable workplace programs that increase women’s health awareness. Educators use flip charts and posters that rely heavily on graphics because the majority of women targeted are illiterate. Unfortunately, the teaching materials are often of poor quality and lack cultural relevance. Tomorrow Partners received an Ideas that Matter grant to develop a DIY tool builder for global women’s health education that local partners in Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Vietnam and Kenya can customize to create consistent, accurate and culturally appropriate teaching materials.