At the center of the model is the journey that adolescents take from childhood to early adulthood. Along the journey, various personal and cultural assets, processes and factors—the rungs on the helix—come into play and can lead GREAT participants either toward patriarchal norms or toward alternative norms offered by GREAT. The freedom to follow one or the other norm depends on individual and social assets and on resilience when faced with penalties for not fulfilling social expectations.
“Being close to children is very important and that is why I encourage parents to get close to their children and bring back the culture of an evening fire. We need to shape our children, not by beating them, but by talking to them.”
54 YEAR OLD MAN