To achie­ve our goal of redu­cing pover­ty and empowe­ring women, we train peop­le from local Afri­can com­mu­nities about fami­ly plan­ning and sexu­al and repro­duc­ti­ve health; the­se indi­vi­du­als act as mul­ti­pliers, pas­sing on know­ledge and expe­ri­en­ces with a snow­ball effect.

beginner workshop

In a 5‑day begin­ner work­shop the par­ti­ci­pants, who alrea­dy work in the social, edu­ca­ti­on or medi­cal field, learn core con­tent regar­ding fami­ly plan­ning and sexu­al and repro­duc­ti­ve health. Our trai­ners are gynae­co­lo­gists who vol­un­teer to share their know­ledge and have been pre­vious­ly trai­ned them­sel­ves as Rain Workers. Our work­shops are orga­ni­zed in coö­pe­ra­ti­on with local NGOs.
We pro­vi­de a work­shop fol­der that has been deve­lo­ped for indi­vi­du­als as edu­ca­tio­nal mate­ri­al, and is avail­ab­le in Eng­lish, French and Ara­bic. Depen­ding on spe­ci­fic needs, our work­shop mate­ri­als can also be trans­la­ted into other local languages.


Cer­ti­fied Rain Workers are gran­ted a 12-mon­th sti­pend, and in return agree to con­duct two or more out­re­ach ses­si­ons a mon­th that help edu­ca­te and inform mem­bers of their com­mu­ni­ty regar­ding fami­ly plan­ning and health. Rain Workers orga­ni­ze ses­si­ons in schools, youth groups, neigh­bour­hood mee­tings, health cen­tres, and work with reli­gious insti­tu­ti­ons, women’s and men’s groups, street child­ren, teena­ge mothers, HIV sup­port groups, and Uncut Girls Groups. Our Rain Workers are requi­red to sub­mit mon­th­ly reports to Akti­on Regen, so that we can deter­mi­ne how we can best pro­vi­de sup­port and adapt the trai­ning cur­ri­cu­lum with con­si­de­ra­ti­on to local social and cul­tu­ral cus­toms and ways of communicating.

probation time

After com­ple­ting the Begin­ner Work­shop, the trai­nees meet once a mon­th with their local super­vi­sor to go through the pre­vious­ly learnt mate­ri­al and fur­ther con­so­li­da­te lear­nings. During the­se mee­tings, the trai­nees pre­sent the con­tent they have learnt and use the Akti­on Regen Tools to demons­tra­te the know­ledge acqui­red. The groups also dis­cuss tog­e­ther whe­re, when, and how out­re­ach pro­gram­mes will be under­ta­ken after the trai­ning is com­ple­ted. For the­se mon­th­ly mee­tings Akti­on Regen or the coope­ra­ting part­ner orga­niz­a­ti­on pro­vi­de a sti­pend for each par­ti­ci­pant, to cover trans­port, meals, and whe­re necessa­ry, accommodation.

All our Rain Workers recei­ve for their trai­ning the 74 pages Work­shop-Manu­al.

 We are hap­py if other orga­niz­a­ti­ons / insti­tu­ti­ons / NGOs would like to use our work­shop fol­der. Plea­se get in touch with us!

Advanced Workshop

After the six-mon­th pro­ba­tio­na­ry peri­od, during which the trai­nees con­firm their com­mit­ment to the “Know­ledge as a Chance”-training, ano­t­her 5‑day Advan­ced Work­shop takes place. This second work­shop ser­ves the pur­po­se of con­so­li­da­ting lear­nings and expan­ding on pre­vious con­tent. Prac­ti­cal exer­ci­ses and role-plays take also place.
Fol­lowing the work­shop lear­nings, trai­nees take an exam to test their under­stan­ding of the mate­ri­al cove­r­ed. Cer­ti­fied Rain Workers recei­ve an Akti­on Regen Tool Kit, a Work­shop fol­der, a seri­es of infor­ma­ti­ve leaf­lets and a Rain Worker shirt and may begin out­re­ach acti­vi­ties with local communities.

we have achieved

30 years of prac­ti­cal know­ledge transfer

5 Big Rain Tools for taboo-free education

Almost 700 cer­ti­fied Rain Workers

Pro­jects in 12 Afri­can coun­tries (Sene­gal, Gui­nea, Bur­ki­na Faso, Gha­na, Nige­ria, Ethio­pia, Sudan, Kenya, Ugan­da, Rwan­da, Burun­di, Tanzania)

500 000 peop­le recei­ved valu­able infor­ma­ti­on regar­ding fami­ly plan­ning sin­ce 2009

500.000 auf­ge­klär­te und sen­si­bi­li­sier­te Men­schen seit 2009

Become a project partner of Aktion Regen!
One of our goals is “sharing know­ledge through net­wor­king”. Our “know­ledge as a gate­way to a bet­ter life / know­ledge as an oppor­tu­ni­ty” con­cept can be imple­men­ted by NGOs and deve­lo­p­men­tal orga­niz­a­ti­ons. We would love to hear from you regar­ding a poten­ti­al coöperation!

If you would like to coö­pe­ra­te with Akti­on Regen, we can train your team on the fol­lowing topics: sexu­al and repro­duc­ti­ve health, edu­ca­ti­on / con­tracep­ti­on / fami­ly plan­ning, HIV/AIDS pre­ven­ti­on, FGM — risks and pre­ven­ti­on — plea­se con­ta­ct us.

Plea­se con­ta­ct Dr. Ines Kohl, Secreta­ry Gene­ral and over­all pro­gram­me mana­ger, at the Head Office: ines.kohl@aktionregen.at, ++43 / 1 / 720 66 20.

We look for­ward to mee­ting you as a new pro­ject partner!