Jarra Darboe has thirteen years of experience in administration and finance at Tostan Gambia. She holds an advanced diploma in Business Management Studies from the Gambia Technical Training Institute. She has developed annual project budgets, financial reporting, budget management, and managerial competences. Jarra’s work at Tostan focuses on empowering communities to develop and implement their vision for the future. Tostan’s transformative education program and the community empowerment programs have reached tens of thousands of participants in the Gambia. Her efforts alongside her team have supported a wide range of community-led impacts in education and beyond, including health, economic empowerment, environment, local governance and women empowerment.