In addition, the SLDI program studied here is a venture to increase leadership competencies in creating desired societal transformations to ensure sustainable initiatives.
The design and implementation of the SLDI program adopts a transformational model that raises the consciousness of the women religious to make informed decisions.
Margaret described the SLDI program as a "life changing training" because the skills she acquired allowed her to conduct needs assessment, fundraising and implementation of the projects that include sinking a borehole (well), building a water reservoir, a science laboratory, classrooms, a dormitory, and purchasing a corn gridding mill for the local community.
According to the SLDI program requirement, each trainee was to mentor three co-workers.
The participants in SLDI value mentoring as a technique designed to ensure stability and sustainability.