There are nearly 600 million girls aged 10 to 19 in the world today, each with limitless individual potential; however they are disappearing from public awareness and the international development agenda. Between inequities in secondary education to protection issues, adolescent girls are uniquely impacted and should benefit from targeted investments and programmes that address their distinct needs.
Investing in adolescent girls can have a formidable ripple effect to create a better world by 2030. “The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030,” highlights the importance of girls to achieving the global goals for sustainable development. Simply put: to reach our global goals, we have to reach girls. Empowerment of girls matter because:
- It’s her right.
- Empowered girls mean healthier families.
- Empowered girls are key to breaking the cycle of poverty for families around the world.
- Empowered girls strengthen economies.
- Did we mention it’s the right thing to do?
The Girls Empowerment Club project is our engagement and skills initiative aimed at fostering confidence, leadership skills amongst young women through educational and creative activities. The girls and young women range in age between 8 and 18. Though some of the girls are enrolled in school or college, gender still often limits their daily activities. The Girls Empowerment Clubs are a space for them to express themselves outside their homes—and a small step toward the larger goal of empowerment. This platform also allows participants to skills development, livelihood opportunities, learn about their human rights and to cultivate leadership skills.
The aim of Girls Empowerment Club is to provide the girls with new skills and deliver awareness and informational workshops on topics they may not learn about at home or in school. The clubs alternate between educational and creative activities each week—topics include creative writing, drama, female health, innovation, gender rights and feminism, and global awareness.
The following components make up the Girls Empowerment Club, allowing for various educational levels and language backgrounds to be served: Basic Education, Life-Skills Development, Vocational Training, Income Generation, Early Childhood Development Center.
The project managers would be able to contribute to women’s empowerment, gender inequality.
- International NGO Internship Program in India
- Academic Research and Fieldwork Internship
- Short-term NGO Volunteer work
- Volunteer Program for Professionals in India
Check our current opportunities for interns.