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Savings for Transformation (S4T) eWorkshop
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Savings for Transformation (S4T) eWorkshop

The S4T eWorkshop is a  facilitated online learning programme. Designed to support practitioners whilst implementing their programmes.

After the S4T project model went through a revamp – with new design and implementation guidelines - we have now also redeveloped the old eWorkshop. A lot more interactivity, a lot more movies, exciting group work and interesting tasks. It’s a shorter workshop (10 weeks instead of 14) but everything you need to know to implement S4T is there.

To find out more about the eWorkshop learning approach, see the main Technical Academy page as well as the information on this page.

S4T builds financial resilience by supporting community members to save together in a safe, convenient and flexible way. Savings groups are owned, managed and operated by the members, using a simple, transparent method whereby groups accumulate and convert small amounts of cash into savings. The group’s savings can be lent to members as credit. This supports parents and caregivers to manage cashflow, generate income, and meet their family’s basic needs.

World Vision’s S4T approach is based on the Village Savings and Loan model from VSL Associates. To find out more about S4T, visit the dedicated Savings for Transformation page.

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Who is this course for?

It has been developed for World Vision staff and partners who are at the front line of promoting and supporting S4T in the communities where we work. The workshop will also be helpful for cluster/zonal leads who want to familiarise themselves with World Vision's approach.

Practitioners not in these categories are welcome to apply and the team will assess whether the course is right for you.

What will I learn?

Journey with a global group of peers and expert facilitators to learn how to promote and support S4T in the community. You will learn to:

  • How to introduce S4T in your communities
  • How to prepare your communities for S4T implementation
  • How to train your S4T groups
  • How to solve any potential issues
  • How to go digital if your S4T groups are ready and interested
  • How to use S4T as an entry point for other project models
  • How to recruit, train and support community agents
  • How to monitor S4T
What’s new?

More and more S4Ts are going digital, so we show you how that’s done with some great-looking movies and hands-on tasks. We have also added twelve (!) additional interactive mini-modules on how to create linkages between S4T and other project models. Everything you need to know to get really inspired and initiate such initiatives in your own programmes

Length and time commitment
  • 10 eWorkshop weeks
  • 4-5 hours work per course week
Cost

500 USD (plus credit card processing fee)

Group rate offer !

  • Group rate for '4 or more' (Talk to techinical_academy@wvi.org to redeem your group)
Schedule and topics
  • How to introduce S4T in your communities
  • How to prepare your communities for S4T implementation
  • How to train your S4T groups
  • How to solve any potential issues
  • How to go digital if your S4T groups are ready and interested
  • How to use S4T as an entry point for other project models
  • How to recruit, train and support community agents
  • How to monitor S4T
How will I learn?
  • Interactive modules with knowledge check questions
  • Forum discussions with peers and expert facilitators
  • Scenario-based problem-solving activities
  • Individual written assignment and action plan
Support

A team of subject-matter expert facilitators and a course manager will guide the group through the materials. You will also learn from the experiences and perspectives of other participants from around the world.

Accessibility and technology
  • Regular Internet access is required to participate (low bandwidth OK)
  • The learning platform (WVeCampus) can be accessed via a mobile app, but a computer is preferred
Deadlines and certification requirements

 

Deadlines:

  • For each weekly module you will have a set of tasks to complete, but you can choose when to log in and contribute within the set weekly timeframe
  • The final individual assignment must be submitted by the given deadline

Certification requirements:

  • Meaningful and timely participation in course activities throughout
  • Submission of a satisfactory individual assignment
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What our participants say

“The knowledge gained in this training has enabled me to have a pool of self motivated community agents, that are forming saving groups and are willing to go an extra mile to see their communities improved.

I have also recorded an increase in the number of saving groups and members participating by 40%.”

Natasha Musonda (World Vision staff) – S4T eWorkshop graduate

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Book your place

2022 eWorkshop dates

 

  • September  2022 (Register by August 26)