GIRL CHILDREN EDUCATION
- Girls have the same right to education as boys.
Educated girls can make informed choices from a far better range of options. Educating girls saves lives and builds stronger families, communities and economies.
An educated female population increases a country’s productivity and fuels economic growth. Some countries lose more than $1 billion a year by failing to educate girls to the same level as boys.
Despite this, girls and young women in many parts of the world miss out on school every day. Around 61 million girls are out of school, according to UNICEF in 2016 (32 million girls of primary school age and 29 million of lower secondary school age.)
Often, girls are marginalized and out of school simply because they are girls, which is not the cultural norm. Their chances of getting quality education are even smaller if they come from a low-income family, live in a rural area or have a disability.
Girls are four times more likely to be out of school than boys from the same background. The poorest girls also have the least likelihood of completing primary school.
There are often legal, religious, and traditional practices that discriminate against girls having the chance to get an education.
Our Girls Matter Mentorship/Coaching Program aims to inspire the young girls in Primary schools, Secondary, and tertiary institutions to be confident leaders through peer-to-peer mentoring.
High school girls gain the knowledge and practical experience using leadership skills to plan and run weekly or monthly dialogues. As they build a supportive network, middle school girls learn valuable skills in a safe environment with peers who understand the difficulties and challenges they experience.
Girls Matter Mentorship provides a framework where teenage girls can meet together, identify their challenges, find the strength to handle issues affecting them, learn new skills, create a network of support, and learn to say no to unprotected sex and forced teen marriages.
Our comprehensive program of Girls Matter Mentorship is designed to help girls learn leadership skills and self-confidence through practical experience. Some of the discussion topics include:
- Girls Empowerment
- Relationships & Protected Sex
- Entrepreneurship skills
- Stress Management
- Drug Abuse
- Mental Health
- Education Values
- Reproductive Health Rights
- Home Management
- Diseases and prevention
- Leadership Skills
- Social Media utilization and Management
- Financial Literacy
- Poverty eradication
- Child care and Nutrition
Some of our Girls Matter Mentorship/Coaching Program Events: Girls in Need:
Training young women on Savings and Discussing leadership skills with young women. Christine is a victim of domestic abuse.
Giving girls a voice to speak in the Providing girls with the opportunity to This family with multiple young girls
community. audition for our Drama Project. has no food or education.
“Every girl, no matter where she lives, no matter what her circumstance, has a right to learn. Every leader, no matter who he or she is or the resources available to him or her, has a duty to fulfill and protect this right.” – Malala Yousafzai